India proved sky is not the limit
India has achieved a historic milestone by successfully landing on the South Pole of the lunar surface, marking it as the first country to do so. Prime Minister Modi extended his congratulations to the Indian populace and the dedicated space scientists responsible for this remarkable feat.
The success of Chandrayaan-3's mission hinged significantly on the last 15 to 20 minutes, as the Vikram lander made its crucial descent for a gentle landing. People across India and around the globe are offering prayers for the successful touchdown of Chandrayaan-3.
Given the history of India's second lunar mission, which failed during the last 20 minutes before landing, ISRO was extra-cautious this time in the process. Due to high risk to the spacecraft minutes before moon landing, the duration is dubbed by many as "20 or 17 minutes of terror"
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India creates history with successful landing on lunar South Pole
The primary goal of the Chandrayaan 3 mission remains consistent with its predecessor: showcasing the ability to successfully land on and operate on the Moon. The lander and rover are equipped with diverse scientific instruments, encompassing a Langmuir probe intended to gauge alterations in plasma density close to the lunar surface, a seismometer, and a NASA-supplied laser retro-reflector array. Additionally, the rover is outfitted with an autonomous Alpha Particle X-ray spectrometer and a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) for individual analysis.
Congratulations to India for their remarkable achievement in successfully landing on the moon! This accomplishment is a testament to their dedication, innovation, and scientific prowess. A giant leap that inspires the world and opens new frontiers of exploration. Well done! 🌕🚀 #MoonLandingSuccess #ProudMoment