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Chandrayaan-3 moon landing Highlights: Rover, lander very healthy, giving ‘beautiful’ data, says ISRO chief

PM Modi in Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at ISTRAC on Saturday. PM meets ISRO chief S Somnath and other scientists who were involved in Chandrayaan-3 mission

India entered record books as the first country to successfully place a lander on the unexplored lunar South Pole on Wednesday. (ISRO)Premium
India entered record books as the first country to successfully place a lander on the unexplored lunar South Pole on Wednesday. (ISRO)

Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Successful: India took a giant leap on Wednesday evening as the ISRO's mooncraft, Chandrayaan-3 soft landed on Moon's south polar region, making it the first country to achieve this milestone. Moreover, India became the fourth country – after the US, China, and Russia – to have successfully landed on the moon’s surface.

ISRO has continued to share videos and images of the moon Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan-3 frequently on social media platforms. The Pragyan Rover has rolled over the surface of the moon for a distance of eight meters, ISRO said in its latest update. Yesterday, ISRO released a video of the Pragyan rover rolling out of Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander from a two-segment ramp as well as the deployment of the ramp and solar panel prior to the rolldown of the rover.

Prime Minister Narendra on Saturday met the ingenious scientists of ISRO, including chairman S Somnath who were involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

The mission began more than a month ago at an estimated cost of over 600 crore. ISRO Chairman S Somnath said that India would next attempt a manned lunar mission. 

On 23 August, at 6:04 PM (IST), the Chandrayaan-3's lander touched down close to the center of the 4.5-kilometer-wide area that had been targeted for the landing. The lander landed within 300 meters (985 feet) of that point. As per ISRO chairman, rover Pragyan was on the move, and working "very well,"

Chandrayan-3 Rover would conduct experiments over 14 days, including an analysis of the mineral composition of the lunar surface.

Click here for the direct link to watch Vikram LM's landing live on YouTube

Stay tuned to LiveMint for the latest Chandrayaan-3 Updates. 

27 Aug 2023, 09:11:36 PM IST

Briefs on the observations from ChaSTE | Watch

27 Aug 2023, 08:04:15 PM IST

The lander and the rover are very healthy: ISRO chief

On Chandrayaan-3, ISRO Chairman S Somanath said, “Everything is working very well. Chandrayaan-3, the lander, the rover is very healthy and all the five instruments on board have been switched on. And it's giving beautiful data now."

“So we are hoping that in the days to come next another ten more days remaining before 3rd September, we should be able to complete all the experiments with its full capability of various modes. There are different modes for which it has to be tested... So we have the best picture ever of the Moon," he said.

27 Aug 2023, 06:46:43 PM IST

Nothing wrong in naming touchdown point as ‘Shiv Shakti’, says ISRO chief

On the naming of the Chandrayaan-3 lander touchdown point as ‘Shiv Shakti’, ISRO chief S Somanath said there is nothing wrong with the naming of it. “PM narrated the meaning of it in a manner that suits all of us. I think there is nothing wrong with that. And also he gave the next name to Tiranga and both are Indian-sounding names. See, we must have a significance of doing what we are doing. And he has a prerogative of naming it being the Prime Minister of the country," he said.

27 Aug 2023, 04:00:57 PM IST

Pragyan sends temperature profile of Moon’s surface

27 Aug 2023, 02:50:36 PM IST

‘India’s space missions are designed in…’: Jitendra Singh 

Union Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh said India’s space missions are designed in such a way that it is cost-effective. India, he said, has learned to compensate for costs through skills.

27 Aug 2023, 02:34:59 PM IST

Chandrayaan symbol of spirit of new India that knows how to win in any situation: PM Modi

Mission Chandrayaan has become a symbol of the spirit of 'New India' which wants to ensure victory and knows how to win in any situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and asserted that the lunar programme was also a living example of women power.

In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, Modi said the daughters of India are now challenging even space which is considered infinite. "When the daughters of a country become so ambitious, who can stop that country from becoming developed," he said.

27 Aug 2023, 02:12:56 PM IST

Dawn of revolution lit up dark side of moon: PM Modi hails Chandrayaan - 3 in 'Mann Ki Baat'

Mission 'Chandrayaan-3' has emerged as the symbol of the spirit of a 'New India', which wants to emerge victorious under any circumstances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the latest edition of his monthly radio broadcast — 'Mann Ki Baat' — on Sunday.

India entered record books as the first country to successfully place a lander on the moon's uncharted South Police on Wednesday, last week.

27 Aug 2023, 01:47:30 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 proved India's cost-effective space mission capability: Jitendra Singh

Chandrayaan-3 has proved India's capability for cost-effective space missions, said Union Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh.

Speaking at an interactive meet of intellectuals, prominent citizens and media persons in Indore on Saturday, “The Russian moon mission, that was unsuccessful, cost 16,000 crore, and our (Chandrayaan-3) mission cost just around 600 crore. Consider, Hollywood films based on moon and space Missions cost over 600 crore."

27 Aug 2023, 01:20:06 PM IST

'Chandrayaan is also a living example of women's power', says PM Modi

During his 104th episode of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “From the Red Fort I had said that we have to strengthen women-led development as a national character. Where the capability of women's power is added impossible is made possible. Mission Chandrayaan is also a living example of women's power. In this mission, many women scientists & engineers were directly involved in it."

27 Aug 2023, 01:11:24 PM IST

'ISRO played an important role in the success of India's lunar mission', says PM Modi| WATCH

27 Aug 2023, 12:56:37 PM IST

‘Chandrayaan-3 symbol of new India spirit’: PM Modi

Mission Chandrayaan has become a symbol of the spirit of 'new India', which wants to win under all circumstances and knows how to win in any situation, the prime minister said.

27 Aug 2023, 12:26:27 PM IST

PM Modi speaks on Chandrayaan-3 mission in Mann Ki Baat program

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the 104th episode of Mann Ki Baat lauded the women empowerment and said that ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 mission is a living example of women's power.

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27 Aug 2023, 12:08:21 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 living example of women power: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Chandrayaan-3 is a living example of women power with several women scientists and engineers directly involved in the mission. In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' program, Modi said the daughters of India are now challenging even space which is considered infinite.

27 Aug 2023, 11:47:10 AM IST

PM Modi congratulated ISRO Scientists 

On Saturday, PM Modi flew down to Bengaluru directly from Greece, to pay tribute to the ISRO scientists.

"As far as we are concerned, not just the soft landing, but the entire aspects of the Chandrayaan-3 were 100 per cent successful. The entire country is proud of it and extending support to us," he said.

27 Aug 2023, 11:20:28 AM IST

What is needed to enhance India's space sector capabilities? ISRO Chairman says this

Opening up on Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s plans in the coming days, Chief S Somanath said that India has capabilities to achieve much more in the space sector but there is a dire need of investment.

Read more here

27 Aug 2023, 10:53:54 AM IST

India capable to travel to Moon, Mars, Venus: ISRO chief Somanath

India has the capability to travel to the Moon, Mars and Venus, said Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman S Somanath.

The ISRO chief further said that the ISRO is ready to fulfill the vision put forth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

27 Aug 2023, 10:27:39 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3: Whats news here? 

“Pragyan rover roams around Shiv Shakti Point in pursuit of lunar secrets at the South Pole," ISRO tweeted on Saturday. 

27 Aug 2023, 09:52:09 AM IST

Which objective Chandrayaan-3 needs to achieve now? 

- Conducting in-situ scientific experiments is underway. All payloads are performing normally

27 Aug 2023, 09:27:55 AM IST

What are the two objectives Chandrayaan-3 mission achieved? 

- Demonstration of a Safe and Soft Landing on the Lunar Surface is accomplished

- Demonstration of Rover roving on the moon is accomplished

27 Aug 2023, 09:10:27 AM IST

HAM operators elated as Centre issues special call sign to mark Chandrayan-3 mission’s success

Members of West Bengal Radio Club have taken up the task of spreading India’s latest success story, Chandrayaan-3, across the world.

These licensed amateur radio operators are using their sets to spread the news of the country’s latest achievement to all people they come across during communication till August 30.

27 Aug 2023, 08:46:16 AM IST

Two JU professors involved in ISRO’s soft landing project for space mission: Report

Two Jadavpur University professors, involved in a soft-landing project for a planetary mission sponsored by ISRO, arranged a demonstration of soft landing using computer simulation for students here, a day after Chandrayaan-3’s successful touchdown on moon, according to PTI reports. 

27 Aug 2023, 08:21:25 AM IST

PM Modi gave new speed, energy to country’s space mission: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave "new speed and energy" to the country’s space mission and India became the first country to land on the south pole of the moon.

27 Aug 2023, 08:01:47 AM IST

Naming of Shiva Shakti Point by PM Modi signifies New India's commitment to global welfare: CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed joy over PM Narendra Modi's three major announcements during his meeting with the scientists of ISRO's Command Center regarding Chandrayaan-3.

PM Modi announced the celebration of India's National Space Day on August 23 every year, naming the landing site of the lander as ‘Shiv Shakti Point’, and designating the point on the moon with symbols of Chandrayaan-2 as ‘Tricolor Point’.

27 Aug 2023, 07:41:04 AM IST

Two Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives achieved, in-situ scientific experiments on lunar surface underway: ISRO

ISRO on Saturday said two of the three Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives have been achieved while the third -- in-situ scientific experiments -- is underway.

The national space agency headquartered here also said all the payloads of Chandrayaan-3 mission are performing normally.

27 Aug 2023, 07:20:02 AM IST

‘Scientists behind Chandrayaan-3 proved man is a storehouse of infinite energy’: CM Dhami

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday said that the scientists associated with Mission Chandrayaan 3 have proved that man is a storehouse of infinite energy and has infinite capabilities.

The Chief Minister was speaking after felicitating scientists from various scientific and technical institutions located in Dehradun and Mussoorie at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. He also planted saplings in the institute.

27 Aug 2023, 06:59:18 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3 completes two out three mission objectives; ISRO shares update

Days after landing on the lunar south pole, Chandrayaan 3 has ticked off several mission objectives. An update shared by the Indian Space Research Organisation on Saturday evening indicated that two out of three goals had already been reached. The rover and lander continue to conduct in-situ scientific experiments on the lunar surface.

Read more here

27 Aug 2023, 06:41:58 AM IST

Communal colour behind naming of Chandrayaan-3 touchdown spot as 'Shiv Shakti Point': SP MP

Taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party, Samajwadi Party MP Sambhal Shafiqur Rehman Barq on Saturday alleged that there was a communal colour behind the move to name the Vikram lander's touchdown spot on the Moon as 'Shiv Shakti Point'.

27 Aug 2023, 06:22:11 AM IST

India capable of launching more interplanetary missions, says ISRO chairman

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Saturday said India is capable of launching more interplanetary missions and the objective of the space agency is the overall progress of the country through the expansion of the space sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long-term vision about the country's space sector and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all ready to implement it, he told reporters at the international airport here Saturday night.

27 Aug 2023, 06:08:50 AM IST

‘We are looking excitedly for next 13-14 days...,’: ISRO chief S Somanath

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath on Saturday said that most of the scientific mission objectives of Chandrayaan-3 are going to be met now and the team at ISRO is looking excitedly for the next 13-14 days.

26 Aug 2023, 10:11:11 PM IST

PM Modi is a man with a vision and a man on a mission: MP CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man with vision and a man on a mission. PM Modi aimed at 100 per cent saturation for the implementation of the policy to satisfy every beneficiary.

CM Chouhan made the remark while addressing a programme organised on the occasion of releasing volume 2 and volume 3 of the book ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas’ based on PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat in the state capital Bhopal on Saturday. Union Minister Anurag Thakur was also present in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Chouhan said, “The whole world unanimously believes that ‘this is an era for India. The entire world looks up to India for a solution to any problem. This has been possible under the leadership of PM Modi. In the last nine years, the entire world’s perception has changed towards India positively. India is fortunate to have attained the leadership and guidance of Modi. He is a man with a vision and a man on a mission."

26 Aug 2023, 09:13:41 PM IST

‘ISRO is now BJP’s 2024 campaign tool’: TMC leader Mahua Moitra

Referring to the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) moon mission Chandrayaan-3, Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra on Saturday targetted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that BJP will use the missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a tool for its election campaign in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections next year.

Taking to X (former Twitter), Mahua Moitra said, "ISRO is now BJP’s 2024 campaign tool. Every mission will be used to whip up nationalistic frenzy before elections. Bhakt and troll army working 24x7 to package decades of Indian scientific research as Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai magic. Wake up, India. And no, I am not anti-national."

Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation command centre in Bengaluru, who were involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission and lauded them for their efforts.

26 Aug 2023, 07:41:22 PM IST

Two Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives achieved, in-situ scientific experiments on lunar surface underway: ISRO

ISRO on Saturday said two of the three Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives have been achieved while the third -- in-situ scientific experiments -- is underway.

The national space agency headquartered here also said all the payloads of Chandrayaan-3 mission are performing normally.

"Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Of the 3 mission objectives, demonstration of a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface is accomplished. Demonstration of Rover roving on the moon is accomplished. Conducting in-situ scientific experiments is underway. All payloads are performing normally," ISRO said on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter.

26 Aug 2023, 07:19:56 PM IST

Assam's Tezpur University researcher part of ISRO’s solar mission

A PhD student of Assam’s Tezpur University is working hard as a member of the team behind India’s first solar mission, scheduled to be launched next month by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Janmejoy Sarkar joined the ambitious Aditya L1 mission as a Senior Research Fellow from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune two years ago, the university said in a statement on Saturday.

An alumnus of Tezpur University, Chayan Dutta, was also in the Chandrayaan-3 team that made the spacecraft successfully land on the Moon on August 23, scripting history.

26 Aug 2023, 06:51:55 PM IST

Of the 3 mission objectives, 2 have been accomplished: ISRO

26 Aug 2023, 05:53:43 PM IST

PM Modi gave new speed, energy to country’s space mission: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave "new speed and energy" to the country’s space mission and India became the first country to land on the south pole of the moon.

Shah, who addressed a ‘Sahkar Kisan Sammelan’ here also targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over claims of sacked minister Rajendra Gudha concerning “red diary".

Amit Shah said that due to the leadership of PM Modi and the hard work of scientists, Chandrayaan-3 landed on the South Pole of the moon and it filled the country with new energy and confidence.

26 Aug 2023, 05:14:00 PM IST

Requested Karnataka Governor, CM, Deputy CM not to take trouble of coming early to receive me: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday he had requested the Karnataka Governor, Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister not to come to the airport to receive him as he did not want them to take the trouble of coming early in the morning as he was not sure of his arrival time after a long flight.

Ahead of Modi's Bengaluru visit to meet ISRO scientists, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday alleged that he purportedly barred Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar from receiving him at the HAL Airport.

Meanwhile, a war of words erupted between BJP MLA and former minister R Ashoka and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar over "ignoring" protocol to receive the Prime Minister at the airport.

26 Aug 2023, 05:13:03 PM IST

Preparation now underway for missions to Sun, Venus: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the successful Chandrayaan-3 moon mission and said now preparations are underway to go to the Sun and Venus.

“Chandrayaan-3 success is celebrated across the country and the world. This shows the capability of our country and our youth. This is the identity of the new India. This is just a beginning step. Our scientists and Youths contributions are behind it," Thakur said in a press conference.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation's command centre in Bengaluru, who were involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission and lauded them for their efforts.

26 Aug 2023, 03:41:36 PM IST

ISRO releases Pragyan rover's new video

26 Aug 2023, 03:05:32 PM IST

What could not happen in 60 years, Modi did it in 8 years: Anurag Thakur

Union minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday that what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accomplished in 8 years could not happen in 60 years before him, referring to India’s historic lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan-3 and many central schemes.

“We are the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole. It is a glorious moment for us. What could not happen in 60 years has been done in just 8 years by Modiji," said the minister for information and broadcasting and youth affairs and sports.

26 Aug 2023, 03:05:08 PM IST

‘It is not a wrong thing,’: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on PM Modi meeting ISRO scientists

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there was nothing wrong with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) command centre in Bengaluru on Saturday morning where he met the scientists who were involved in the Chandrayaan-3 project.

Pawar also said it was up to politicians of the country to encourage the scientists. (HT)

26 Aug 2023, 02:51:21 PM IST

‘Dhanyavaad’, says ISRO after PM Modi visits Bengaluru centre

ISRO n Saturday tweeted its thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who on Saturday morning visited the space agency's command centre in Bengaluru.

26 Aug 2023, 02:49:19 PM IST

India's Moon Mission a model for aspiring space powers: PM Modi

PM Modi on Saturday praised the scientists, involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission for learning from that failure and being unrelenting in their pursuit of the Moon mission. "I salute your hard work, patience, perseverance, and passion," he said.

26 Aug 2023, 02:47:16 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3: ISRO women scientists say, 'PM told us Sky is not the limit'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday landed in Bengaluru to meet the scientists of the Indian Research and Space Organisation (ISRO) behind the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The PM interacted with the women scientists of the ISRO, commending the key role that they played in the successful culmination of India's maiden lunar landing mission.

Reema Ghosh, a senior scientist and a team member of the Pragyan module, spoke to ANI about her experience interacting with PM Modi.

"It was wonderful. PM Modi visited us. He supported us and told us that the Sky is not the limit. Our Prime Minister took so much time to appreciate our efforts and sacrifices", said Ghosh.

26 Aug 2023, 12:45:14 PM IST

ISRO shares details on Aditya L-1 mission

Shifting focus to its next space odyssey after successfully placing a lander on the moon's uncharted South Pole, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said the country's maiden solar mission — Aditya-L1 — will "possibly" be launched on September 2.

Aditya-L1 would be the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun.

26 Aug 2023, 09:15:10 AM IST

Chandrayaan-2 crash landing point to be called 'Tiranga point': PM Modi

PM Modi also announced that the place where the Chandrayaan-2 lander crash-landed on the Moon's surface in 2019 would be known as "Tiranga Point".

26 Aug 2023, 09:13:10 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3 touchdown point to be known as ‘Shiva Shakti Point’: PM Modi in Bengaluru 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to name the place where lander 'Vikram' touched down on the lunar surface as 'Shiva Shakti Point'.

26 Aug 2023, 09:11:53 AM IST

PM Modi in Bengaluru: ‘National Space Day’ on 23 August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that 23 August will be celebrated as National Space Day to mark successful touch down of Chandrayaan-3 mission's lander on Moon's surface.

26 Aug 2023, 08:11:45 AM IST

Watch| PM Modi addresses ISRO scientists, gets emotional

PM Narendra Modi became emotional while addressing ISRO scientists in Bengaluru on Saturday. Excerpt from PM Modi's speech:

 

26 Aug 2023, 07:57:30 AM IST

PM Modi congratulates scientists of Chandrayaan-3 mission 

Visuals of PM Modi smiling, clapping, and congratulating ISRO scientists involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

26 Aug 2023, 07:54:52 AM IST

PM in Bengaluru: ISRO chief explains PM Modi about Chandrayaan-3 mission

ISRO chairman Dr S Somnath on Saturday shared details and explained the process of Chandrayaan-3 mission to Prime Minster Modi.

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