Chandrayaan 3 highlights: 'All planned Rover movements verified’, says ISRO
Chandrayaan 3 updates: With Chandrayaan 3's success, India made a historic landing near the Moon's south pole on Wednesday.
Chandrayaan 3 updates: India on Wednesday became the first nation to have landed near the Moon's south pole. It also became the fourth nation to land a spacecraft – Chandrayaan-3 – on the lunar surface, marking a monumental moment for the country's space advancements.
Chandrayaan 3 landing highlights: Check all that happened yesterday here.
Following Vikram Lander's successful touchdown on the Moon, Pragyan rover rolled out and “walked” on its surface, the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Thursday. It has commenced its mobility operations and will collect critical data about the elemental composition of the Moon over the next 13 days as part of its mission. The lander will also study the lunar surface.
Post that, Chandrayaan-3 will become inactive without Sun, but may come back to life when the sun rises again, giving a boost to this mission.
Follow all the updates here:
- Aug 25, 2023 10:06 PM IST
Recap | Chandrayaan 3: Pragyan Rover rolled for 8 metres on lunar surface, payloads deployed
The Pragyan Rover has rolled over the surface of the moon for a distance of eight meters, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in an update on the Chandrayaan-3 mission on Friday.
"All planned Rover movements have been verified. The Rover has successfully traversed a distance of about 8 meters. Rover payloads LIBS and APXS are turned ON. All payloads on the propulsion module, lander module, and rover are performing nominally," ISRO said in a tweet.Aug 25, 2023 09:19 PM IST
Story | Lucknow youth helped select landing spot for Chandrayaan 3
When Chandrayan-3 touched down on the surface of the moon, Abdullah Suhail, a young man from Lucknow was jubilant and celebrating with his team. Suhail, a data scientist working with the High Resolution Data Processing Division of ISRO was among the chosen few to select a landing spot for Chandrayaan-3. Read MoreAug 25, 2023 08:35 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot felicitates ISRO Chairman and Chandrayaan-3 team
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Friday felicitated ISRO Chairman S Somanath and his team for the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission. "The Governor lauded Somanath and his dedicated team for their relentless pursuit of advancing space exploration and research. Their unwavering commitment has not only brought pride to the nation but also showcases India's prowess on the global space stage," the Raj Bhavan said in a statement.Aug 25, 2023 07:32 PM IST
Story| Chandrayaan 3: Progress report on India's lunar Mission - 5 major updates
Chandrayaan 3, India's third lunar mission, achieved a historic milestone by successfully landing on the moon's far side after a month-long journey through space. India became the first nation to position a rover near the southern pole, with the landing velocity well within test limits. Read MoreAug 25, 2023 07:12 PM IST
Story| ISRO releases first images of Pragyan rover rolling out
Two days after the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully landed lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 near the moon’s south pole, making India the first country in the world to achieve this feat, the space agency released the first images of the rover (Pragyan). Read MoreAug 25, 2023 06:50 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Chandrayaan-3 project cost at ₹600 cr lower than budgets of some Hollywood films on space, says Union minister
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday said the estimated cost of the Chandrayaan-3 project at ₹600 crore was lower than the budget of some Hollywood films made on the themes of space and moon.Aug 25, 2023 06:34 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: ‘All planned Rover movements have been verified,’ says ISRO
“All planned Rover movements have been verified. The Rover has successfully traversed a distance of about 8 meters. Rover payloads LIBS and APXS are turned ON. All payloads on the propulsion module, lander module, and rover are performing nominally,” ISRO posts on X.Aug 25, 2023 06:15 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Chandrayaan-3 heroes' alma maters, unsung till now, finally bask in the limelight
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: While the historic success of Chandrayaan-3 is celebrated by Indians across the world, two untrumpeted engineering colleges in Kerala are basking in the glory of the key role played by some of their alumni in the crucial Moon mission. Many of the space scientists who contributed to the successful mission had graduated from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (CET) here, while ISRO Chief S Somanath is a product of Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE) nearby Kollam.Aug 25, 2023 05:58 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: PM to meet ISRO scientists in Bengaluru on Saturday
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bengaluru on Saturday morning to congratulate the team ISRO on the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon. He is slated to spend an hour at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) and greet scientists of the national space agency headquartered here.Aug 25, 2023 05:40 PM IST
How did rover Pragyan roll down from Chandryaan 3: 26 mechanisms behind
As rover Pragyan is now walking on the lunar surface coming out of the Vikram lander, Isro in a newly released video shared the mechanisms which helped Pragyan roll out from Vikram's belly soon after Chandrayaan 3 soft landed on the south pole of the moon on August 23. Read MoreAug 25, 2023 05:22 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and welcomed his invitation to visit India. “Congratulations on conquering the South Pole of the Moon," said the Greek PM.Aug 25, 2023 05:10 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Haryana House hails Chandrayaan mission; BJP, Cong quibble over who gets credit for achievement
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: The Haryana Assembly on Friday passed a resolution hailing the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon but the ruling BJP and the opposition sparred over who gets credit for the mission's success.Aug 25, 2023 04:57 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Sending human to space ISRO’s next target, says Manipur rocket scientist
“The landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon is just the beginning of the much more ambitious next chapter of the Indian space programme that is set to study the sun, and put Indians in space on an Indian platform under the Gaganyaan programme,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist Ningthoujam Raghu Singh said.
“We are now focusing on Mission Gaganyaan, which envisages demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching crew of three members to an orbit of 400 km for a three-day mission, and bring them back safely to earth, by landing in Indian sea waters,” he said.Aug 25, 2023 04:27 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: ISRO new video shows how Vikram lander ramp was deployed to bring out Pragyan roverAug 25, 2023 04:19 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: What are the objectives of the Indian lunar mission?
Chandrayaan 3 mission objectives are to demonstrate a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, roving on the Moon, and conduct in-situ scientific experiments.Aug 25, 2023 03:56 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Success of India's lunar mission triumph of entire humankind, PM Modi tells Greek prez
"Glad to have met President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens. We discussed several issues which will strengthen the India-Greece friendship. We also discussed ways to boost sustainable development. She congratulated India on the success of Chandrayaan-3," PM Modi said in a X post.Aug 25, 2023 03:33 PM IST
L&T, HAL among potential bidders for first Indian rocket to be fully privatised
Larsen & Toubro and Hindustan Aeronautics are among companies vetted to potentially bid in India's efforts to privatise its small satellite launch rocket, a source told Reuters, as the government seeks more investment in the booming space market.
Read a detailed report on Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)Aug 25, 2023 03:00 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Pride not only for India but for world, say Indian diaspora in the US
"Congratulations to the people of India for the great achievement of landing on the Moon. We are just thrilled today," a woman from Canada said at Times Square.
"It is a matter of pride not only for India but for the whole world..., " said Prem Bhandari, prominent diaspora leader and volunteer of Jaipur Foot USA, Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) and Rescuing Every Distressed Indian Overseas.
Taking India to an elite club of nations, the Chandryaan-3 rover on Wednesday successfully performed a soft landing on the lunar South Pole.Aug 25, 2023 02:35 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: The lunar mission's success generating curiosity about space science!
A social media user shares an adorable video of a child playing with Chandrayaan 3 Lego toy.Aug 25, 2023 02:10 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: ‘Credit must be given to whoever established ISRO, but Chandrayaan was..,’ Union law minister on Moon mission. WatchAug 25, 2023 01:39 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Why there is renewed interest in Moon exploration?
Our understanding of the solar system and the moon has expanded significantly since the 1960s and 70s, says Somak Raychaudhury, an eminent astrophysicist currently serving as Vice-Chancellor at Ashoka University.
He explains, technological progress, including faster data transmission rates and advanced computing, along with miniaturization, has revolutionized space exploration, rendering it more cost-effective. The participation of private entities, including notable figures like Elon Musk, has catalyzed ambitious undertakings.
Read his full interview on Chandryaan 3Aug 25, 2023 01:17 PM IST
Japan delays its Moon mission launch due to bad weather
According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the launch of the X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) and the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) onboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 47 (H-IIA F47) has been changed due to a bad weather forecast. The updated launch schedule is as follows:
Launch date: August 28
Launch Time: 5:56am IST
Reserved Launch Period: August 29 through September 15, 2023
Launch site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space CenterAug 25, 2023 01:10 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 live updates: Revist the historic moment of Vikram lander touchdown
From ISRO chief breaking down in 2019 to celebrations across the country today, India waited for four years to script history and join the elite club of a select few countries who succeeded in reaching the moon. The scenes today were in contrast to what was witnessed in 2019 when Chandrayaan-2 mission failed.
Read our detailed copy on: Vikram lander Moon touchdownAug 25, 2023 12:52 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 latest updates: ‘Moon changed from symbol of aspiration to achievement,’ says Tata group's N Chandrasekaran
“We say shoot for the moon when we want to strive for the impossible. For a millennia, India's greatest poets have gazed up at the moon and wondered at the unfathomable distance between us and the moon,” B20 Chair N Chandrasekaran said on Friday.
Chandrasekaran further said, "But today we see the moon in a new light. Last week, millions and millions of Indians and those around the world witnessed the landing either on the television or online. For them the moon has changed from a symbol of aspiration to one of achievement."
Now, he said, "every night a simple glance upwards will be a reminder of what we as a nation have accomplished and more of what we are capable of achieving in the future."Aug 25, 2023 12:25 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 LIVE Updates: Shivraj mama's confidence on Chanda mama!
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is affectionately called Mama (maternal uncle), posts on X:
""Chanda Mama Ghar Ke"
#PragyanRover has started roaming in his maternal uncle's house and history is the witness that maternal uncle never sends his nephews and nieces empty-handed. I have full faith that Chanda Mama will also leave no stone unturned for the sake of his nephew.
Say with pride ..." that we are Indians."
..Hail India.."Aug 25, 2023 12:01 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 LIVE Updates: Emulate ISRO scientist Veeramuthuvel, TN CM tells students
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged the student community to succeed in life by emulating eminent scientists like Chandrayaan-3 Project Director P Veeramuthuvel, PTI reported.
Referring to the successful Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 that has brought laurels to the nation, Stalin said its project director Veeramuthuvel hails from Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.Aug 25, 2023 11:52 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 LIVE Updates: The lunar mission's detailed timeline
Here is the detailed timeline of all the developments in the Chandrayaan 3 mission.
• July 6: ISRO announces Mission Chandrayaan-3 launch date of July 14 from Sriharikota's second pad.
• July 7: Successful vehicle electrical tests completed.
• July 11: Comprehensive 24-hour 'Launch Rehearsal' simulating the entire launch process concludes.
• July 14: LVM3 M4 vehicle launches Chandrayaan-3 into designated orbit.
• July 15: First orbit-raising manoeuvre successful, reaching 41762 km x 173 km orbit.
• July 17: Second orbit-raising manoeuvre places Chandrayaan-3 at 41603 km x 226 km orbit.
• July 22: Fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre establishes spacecraft in 71351 km x 233 km orbit.
• July 25: Another successful orbit-raising manoeuvre.
• August 1: Chandrayaan-3 inserted into translunar orbit (288 km x 369328 km).
• August 5: Successful lunar orbit insertion (164 km x 18074 km).
• August 6: Lunar orbit lowered to 170 km x 4,313 km.
• August 9: ISRO carefully moves the spacecraft's path lower in its orbit around the moon. It has achieved a lunar orbit of 174 km x 1437 km
• August 14: Chandrayaan-3 gets closer to the moon's surface in another controlled bringing it in a orbit of 150 km x 177 km
• August 16: The Indian spacecraft performs the fifth and final Moon-bound manoeuvre positioning itself in a near circular Lunar orbit of 163*153 km.
• August 17: The landing module, comprising the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, gets separated from its propulsion system.
• August 18: Chandrayaan 3 successfully completed a 'deboosting' operation that reduced its orbit to 113 km x 157 km
• August 20: The Chandrayaan-3 will make the final orbit adjustment by reducing it to be around 134*25 km, the farthest and nearest point from the moon respectively.
• August 23: ISRO marked history with the successful landing of the Vikram lander. All the systems are performing as intended.Aug 25, 2023 11:36 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: ISRO shares video of Pragyan rover roving on the Moon
Read our detailed copy of Pragyan rover videoAug 25, 2023 10:54 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: Google celebrated India's lunar mission success with a special doodle
Read in detail here: Google doodle celebrates Chandrayaan-3's successful lunar landingAug 25, 2023 10:50 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: After the lunar mission's success, NYT's ‘racist’ cartoon resurfaces
The cartoon - made by Singapore-based artist Heng Kim Song - showed a man, dressed as an Indian villager with a cow, knocking on a door with ‘Elite Space Club’ written on it. Two men wearing Western attire can be seen sitting with one holding a cup and another holding a newspaper that read ‘India's Mars mission'. The cartoon was published in the newspaper with an article titled ‘India’s Budget Mission to Mars’.
Check our story: New York Times cartoon on Indian space missionsAug 25, 2023 10:46 AM IST
NASA and SpaceX pause countdown for astronauts launch to ISS
Late on Thursday, NASA and SpaceX made the decision to temporarily stop the countdown for the launch of four astronauts heading to the International Space Station.
Mission managers have rescheduled the liftoff for early Saturday morning, granting them an additional 24 hours to address remaining matters, as per officials. The weather conditions are predicted to be close to ideal.
Read our detailed copy: NASA's SpaceX Crew 7 mission postponed againAug 25, 2023 10:34 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: Karnataka govt to felicitate ISRO chief, 500 scientists involved in the mission
"Scientists have worked day and night for this accomplishment. 500 scientists from Karnataka, including ISRO Chairman Somnath, will be honoured with Vikram travelling 3.84 lakh km is no small achievement. A total of one thousand scientists of the country are involved in the project and about 500 people are from Bengaluru itself," Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.Aug 25, 2023 10:32 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: Anurag Thakur says Oppn indulging in propaganda
"When the COVID vaccine was developed, even then the Opposition tried to mislead and spread fear. When they can't think of anything else, they are doing propaganda after the Chandryaan-3 Mission," Anurag Thakur told ANI.Aug 25, 2023 10:30 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates: Landing on Moon ‘remarkable milestone’ Sri Lanka Opposition leader Premadasa
“On behalf of all Sri Lankans, I sincerely congratulate @isro and India for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface. This is a remarkable milestone for the advancement of lunar science and exploration,” Sri Lankan Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa posted on X (formerly Twitter).Aug 25, 2023 09:45 AM IST
Successful Lunar Mission a 'historic achievement' for India and the World: Israeli PM Netanyahu
Describing India's successful lunar mission as a "historic achievement" for both India and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and the two leaders agreed to advance cooperation in the technology sector, especially artificial intelligence, PTI reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Modi on Thursday and congratulated him on the Indian achievement of successfully landing a spacecraft on the South Pole of the Moon, a press statement said, PTI reported.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu noted that this was a historic achievement for both India and the world and offered his heartfelt congratulations on behalf of all Israeli citizens", it said.Aug 25, 2023 09:12 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 news live: ISRO deletes post showing ‘Chandrayaan 2 orbiter spotting Vikram lander’
Update: ISRO deletes post on ‘Vikram’ lander clicked by Chandrayaan-2 orbiterAug 25, 2023 08:58 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 news live: India’s Permanent Mission to UN celebrates success of the Indian lunar mission
“Marking the triumph of the #Chandrayaan3Mission we gathered with our colleagues from the Permanent Missions in New York. We extend our gratitude for your presence and unwavering support on this occasion,” the Indian Permanent Mission to UN wrote on ‘X’ formerly Twitter on Friday, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, Permanent representative to UN Ruchira Kamboj has said Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing on the Moon is a historic moment for humanity as “we venture into uncharted territory near the moon's South Pole”.
“India's Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully landed its Vikram lander module near the South Pole of the Moon. And what is significant about this is that India has reached the South Pole of the Moon which no country in the world could reach to date with the dedication and talent of its scientists,” the permanent representative to the UN said during a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.
She said the Chandrayaan-3 mission “not only marks India's presence on the moon but also symbolizes the aspirations of 1.4 billion Indians. Beyond that, it's a historic moment for humanity as we venture into uncharted territory near the moon's South Pole.”
Kamboj said that as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the mission’s success “belongs to all of us and holds promise for future scientific achievements that will benefit humanity as a whole.”Aug 25, 2023 08:29 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3 news: PM Modi to meet ISRO scientists on Saturday
After concluding his two-nation visit from Greece, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head straight to Bengaluru, Karnataka on a pre-scheduled visit. He will meet scientists of the ISRO team involved in the Chandrayaan-3 Mission.Aug 25, 2023 07:42 AM IST
PM Modi to meet ISRO team involved in Chandrayaan 3 mission
Chandrayaan 3 Live: After concluding his two-nation visit from Greece, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head straight to Bengaluru, Karnataka on a pre-scheduled visit. He will meet scientists of the ISRO team involved in the Chandrayaan-3 Mission.Aug 25, 2023 07:32 AM IST
India’s Permanent Mission to UN celebrates success of Chandrayaan 3
Chandrayaan 3 Live: India's Permanent Mission to the UN on Friday celebrated the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. “Marking the triumph of the #Chandrayaan3Mission we gathered with our colleagues from the Permanent Missions in New York. We extend our gratitude for your presence and unwavering support on this occasion,” the Indian Permanent Mission to UN wrote on ‘X’ formerly Twitter.Aug 25, 2023 07:02 AM IST
Post Chandrayaan 3 success, video of ISRO chief partying goes viral
Chandrayaan 3 landing LIVE: Following Chandrayaan-3's monumental achievement of positioning India as the first country to successfully land on the Moon's southern pole, social media has been abuzz with the reappearance of an old video featuring ISRO chief S Somanath. In the video, the ISRO chief is seen dancing with his colleagues.Aug 25, 2023 06:37 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3| ‘Born early:’ Rakesh Sharma, first and only Indian in space on moon mission
Chandrayaan 3 news LIVE: With the triumphant landing of Chandrayaan 3 near the lunar south pole, India marked a momentous stride in its space endeavours. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go to space, expressed that a remarkable era of space exploration programmes for the country has now commenced. He wistfully added that he wished he could be younger.Aug 25, 2023 06:20 AM IST
Chandrayaan-3 rover to leave imprints of ISRO, national emblem on Moon. Watch
Chandrayaan 3 landing LIVE: The rear wheels of the rover, named Pragyan, leave imprints of the ISRO and the national emblem, depicting the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, on the lunar surface – symbolising its presence and leaving India’s mark behind.Aug 25, 2023 06:06 AM IST
Chandrayaan-3: As dust settles, Pragyan rover prepares to explore Moon
Chandrayaan 3 landing LIVE: ISRO chief S Somanath said Thursday that scientists were about to start the next phase of the moon mission, which, over the course of the next fortnight, could revolutionise global understanding of the seismology, soil profile, mineral composition and atmosphere of the unchartered southern pole of the moon, and even lay the foundation of future lunar missions.
– “The south polar region has the advantage of being less illuminated by the sun, and as a result of that there is a potential of having better scientific content, including retention of water below the sub-surface,” Somanath said.
– “We have chosen the best location that can give us an advantage. The next 14 days will set the stage for all future lunar space missions. Ultimately, we might even send a man on the moon and establish colonies there,” he added.Aug 25, 2023 05:51 AM IST
Chandrayaan 3: Will it return to earth? What will Vikram, Pragyan do after 14 days?
Chandrayaan 3 landing LIVE: Chandrayaan 3 has life for 14 days equivalent to one lunar day. They will become inactive without sun, but may come back to life when the sun rises again.Story SavedLive Score