Chandrayaan-3 Latest: ISRO says communication link established with Vikram lander, shares images of moon. Top Updates

Aug 23, 2023 10:58 PM IST

ISRO on Tuesday said that the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission was on schedule and the systems were undergoing regular checks.

Chandrayaan-3 made a historic landing on Wednesday at 6.04 pm, bringing success to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). A live telecast of the landing process, which began at 5.20 pm on Wednesday .

ISRO shares images of moon during descent. (Twitter/ISRO)
ISRO shares images of moon during descent. (Twitter/ISRO)

ISRO on Tuesday said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission was on schedule and the systems were undergoing regular checks.

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ISRO on Wednesday said, “All set to initiate the Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS). Awaiting the arrival of Lander Module (LM) at the designated point, around 17:44 Hrs. IST. Upon receiving the ALS command, the LM activates the throttleable engines for powered descent. The mission operations team will keep confirming the sequential execution of commands. The live telecast of operations at MOX begins at 17:20 Hrs. IST”

Here are the LIVE Updates on the Chandrayaan-3 landing:

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating India on the Chandrayaan-3 mission said, “Please, accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the successful landing of the Indian space station Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon near its South Pole. This is a big step forward in space exploration and certainly a testament to the impressive progress made by India in the area of science and technology. Kindly convey my sincere congratulations and best wishes for new achievements to the leadership and staff of the Indian Space Research Organization.”
  2. Chandrayaan-3 Latest News: Over nine million people tuned it to the the screens to witness the successful lunar landing of India's ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan-3 on Wednesday, asianet news reported.
  3. After speaking with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath on Wednesday said that the PM will personally come down and congratulate each one of us on Chandrayaan-3's success. "The PM congratulated all of us and said that he would like to personally come down and congratulate each one of us," the ISRO chief said.
  4. Chandrayaan-3's success owed to combined effort of entire team, says Project Director Veeramuthuvel. The entire mission operations of Chandrayaan-3, right from the launch till landing, "happened flawlessly" as per the timeline, the team that led India's third mission to the Moon said on Wednesday.
  5. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the creation of a BRICS space consortium, hours before a spacecraft from the South Asian nation landed near the moon’s south pole.
  6. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tweets, "Where there is will and determination, even the moon is not too far. Success of Chandrayaan-3 establishes this beyond doubt. Congratulations Team ISRO for this remarkable feat"
  7. Chandrayaan-3 latest: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "I extend my heartiest congratulations to the 140 crore people on this big achievement in the space sector in this Amrit Kaal. I also congratulate Team Chandrayaan as their hard work has made India proud...PM Modi brought in a new space policy, under which 55 spacecraft missions were launched in the last decade..."
  8. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: Chandrayaan-3 project director P Veeramuthuvel's father turned emotional watching the successful landing of Vikram lander on the Moon's surface.
  9. Chandrayaan-3 Live: Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan said, “What we have achieved is unbelievable...Every failure of Chandrayaan-2 was addressed and rectified, and its failure was used in our favour.”
  10. Chandrayaan-3 establishes link with ISRO. ISRO on Wednesday shared 1st pictures from the Moon and updated, “The communication link is established between the Ch-3 Lander and MOX-ISTRAC, Bengaluru. Here are the images from the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera taken during the descent.”
  11. Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said, “The successful lunar landing of #Chandrayaan3 brings an immense sense of accomplishment to Tamil Nadu. The three #Chandrayaan missions have been led by exceptional minds from Tamil Nadu - Mayilsamy Annadurai, M Vanitha, and now P Veeramuthuvel. Their dedication and expertise inspire us all. I encourage the young talents of #TamilNadu to follow in their footsteps and contribute to our #India's journey of progress!”
  12. Chandrayaan-3: Union minister Meenakashi Lekhi said, “It is good for everyone and it's good for humanity, but it brings lot of pride to every Indian heart and retains the pride of Tiranga in everybody's heart and mind.”
  13. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: J&K L-G Manoj Sinha said, “This is definitely a proud moment for the country, proud of Chandrayaan, ISRO and whole scientists, this achievement happened because of them.”
  14. Russia's Roscosmos State Corporation — whose Luna 25 mission crashed into the moon days ago — congratulates Indian colleagues on the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft. “Exploration of the Moon is important for all mankind, in the future it may become a platform for deep space exploration.”
  15. Chandrayaan-3 Live: Professor Anu Ojha OBE, Championing Space Director at the UK Space Agency, said, "Congratulations to India on this amazing feat of engineering and perseverance. The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 in the southern polar region of the moon is further evidence that we are living in a new space age, with space agencies and companies across the world setting their sights on the Moon and beyond."
  16. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “This is a historic moment and all countrymen are feeling very proud.”
  17. Chandrayaan-3 LIVE: Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov said, “बधाई हो, भारत! A historic triumph unfolds as #Chandrayaan3 lands flawlessly on the Moon's South Pole! 🚀Humanity's quest for space exploration takes a monumental leap forward. Kudos to the brilliant minds behind this remarkable feat!”
  18. Chandrayaan-3 Successful landing: NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, “I congratulate the scientists for the success of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission.”
  19. Chandrayaan-3 LIVE: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said, “We were eagerly waiting for the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon...I congratulate all the scientists for this success.”
  20. Chandrayaan-3 Updates: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "We all are proud, Country filled with happiness...under the leadership of PM Modi, a new India has risen"
  21. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: CJI DY Chandrachud said on Wednesday, “The success of the lunar mission places India in a select group of nations to have successfully achieved the landing on the lunar surface. It is more significant because India is the only nation to achieve the lunar landing on the south pole of the Moon.”
  22. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “ISRO’s success today is glorious and tremendous.”
  23. Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Chandrayaan-3's success said, “I am deeply touched, elated and over the Moon. It's a dream come true and we are proud of every scientist. We must congratulate every government since Jawaharlal Nehru to having supported this great organisation (ISRO) which has done us proud.”
  24. NASA chief Bill Nelson on Wednesday tweeted, “Congratulations @isro on your successful Chandrayaan-3 lunar South Pole landing! And congratulations to #India on being the 4th country to successfully soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon. We’re glad to be your partner on this mission!”
  25. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: President Droupadi Murmu said on Wednesday, “Scientists have made history with landing of Chandrayaan-3 on lunar surface; made India proud. Chandrayaan-3 landing a momentous occasion, an event that happens once in lifetime”
  26. CRPF jawans in Jammu celebrate and raise slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' as the ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 makes successful landing on the Moon.
  27. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari cut cakes as Chandrayaan-3 landed successfully on Moon. “23 August 2023 will be written in golden letters in the history of India. This is a proud moment for all the people of the country,” Puri said.
  28. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami celebrates witnessing the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3.
  29. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose said on Wednesday, “"India wins and it makes others also win. There is nothing which is impossible for the Indian mind. India has proved through our scientists 'Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara', 'Mera Bharat Mahaan'. I congratulate along with the entire nation the team ISRO which is team India which has made this impossible mission possible in a seamless manner.”
  30. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: ISRO said on Chandrayaan-3 mission, “We had support from NASA, especially for ground tracking. JPL helped in the final phase.”
  31. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: BJP President JP Nadda said, "I congratulate all scientists associated with this mission and the people of the county. Under PM Modi's leadership, India is creating a unique identity for itself in the space sector. This is proving the mantra of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' true. With this successful landing mission, India has become the first nation to reach the south pole of the Moon. This is an extraordinary achievement for the country...Out of 89 launch missions by ISRO since its establishment in 1969, 47 space missions have been under Modi govt in the last 9 years. This is double the number of missions launched in the UPA regime..."
  32. Chandrayaan-3 Latest: After the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned ISRO chief S Somanath and congratulated him.
  33. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: ISRO Mission Control Centre in Bengaluru was filled with chants of 'Vande Mataram' and celebrations took place as Chandrayaan-3 lander lands on the lunar surface.
  34. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says, "Successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 is a powerful display of capabilities and power of new India. Under the Prime Minister's visionary leadership and guidance, ISRO scientists did what no one could do. Moon's south pole was impossible for the world until now, but our visionary scientists have made it possible. With the pure emotion of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, I congratulate all the scientists of ISRO and greetings to the nation for this success."
  35. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: "Arey Waah, Maza aa gya! Look, the Moon has came more closer to us. It's a moment of joy as Tiranga gets hoisted on Moon. After landing on the Moon succcessfully Chandrayaan-3 is reflecting India's presence on the Lunar surface. On this great occasion, I express gratitude towards ISRO and its scientists as we have got this achievement owing to their skills, courage and brilliance...," says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
  36. Chandrayaan-3 Top Updates: “We are really excited...We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I am very happy,” Former ISRO chief, K Sivan said as Chandrayaan-3 lands on Moon.
  37. Chandrayaan-3 Top Updates: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “And we did it for less than half the budget of the Hollywood space movie ‘Interstellar’! ISRO has made space accessible to the Global South. And PM Modi is right to say India's achievement is for all of humanity. That's the right spirit and the right message to convey: not Indian triumphalism but India's all-inclusive vision for the world.”
  38. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: Success of Chandrayaan-3 is collective success of every Indian, says Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
  39. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: ISRO's achievement reflects saga of continuity, is truly fantastic, matter of pride that entire world looking up to ISRO, says Congress party as Chandrayaan-3 lands on the moon.
  40. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: "While the world fantasises about the moon, we have actually felt the moon...the world dreams of the moon, and we have seen the dream getting converted into reality…sky is not the limit", says Union Minister Jitendra Singh as Chandrayaan-3 lands on the Moon.
  41. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: ‘India, I reached my destination and you too!’, says Chandrayaan-3 upon landing safely on Moon's south pole.
  42. Chandrayaan-3 Latest: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda clap as Chandrayaan-3 successfully makes soft landing on Lunar South Pole.
  43. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: "India's successful Moon mission is not just India's alone...This success belongs to all of humanity," says PM Modi on Chandrayaan-3 mission success.
  44. Chandrayaan-3 landing Latest Updates: "No country has reached there (the South Pole of the moon) before. With the hard work of our scientists we have reached there," says PM Modi on the soft landing of ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 on the moon.
  45. Chandrayaan-3 landing Latest Updates: "Congratulations to the 140 crore Indians," posts UP CM Yogi Adityanath as Chandrayaan-3 lander module makes soft landing on the Moon surface.
  46. Chandrayaan-3 landing Latest Updates: Sweets distributed at the Embassy of India in United States as Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on the Moon.
  47. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: "When we see such historic moments it makes us very proud. This is the dawn of new India," says PM Narendra Modi on the soft landing of ISRO's third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 on the moon.
  48. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: "Humne dharti par sankalp kiya aur chand pe usse sakaar kiya...India is now on the Moon," says PM Modi as Chandrayaan-3 lands on Moon.
  49. PM Modi addresses the nation as Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on Moon.
  50. Vande mataram, Bharat Mata ki Jai reveres ISRO Mission Operation Complex in Bengaluru as Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on Moon's south pole.
  51. Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on Moon's south pole, India becomes first country to do so.
  52. Chandrayaan-3 less than 500 meters away from the moon, velocity nearly zero.
  53. Chandrayaan-3 less than 100 meters away from the moon.
  54. Chandrayaan-3 right above the landing site, likely to hover for a few seconds.
  55. Chandrayaan-3 enters vertical descent phase 1.
  56. Chandrayaan 3 outperforms Chandrayaan 2, India's 2nd lunar mission's connection was lost above 2km.
  57. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: At the end of third phase, lander to be around 800 meters away from the moon and velocity to be nearly zero.
  58. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: Vikram Lander on automatic mode. Enters in the third phase, lander is following the projected graph perfectly.
  59. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: PM Modi connects to ISRO via video conferencing from South Africa, where he is visiting for BRICS Summit.
  60. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: Vikram Lander less than 20km from moon surface
  61. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest Updates: Landing completely nominal, horizontal velocity decreasing.
  62. Next phase, attitude hold phase, will be for around 10 secs. Currently, lander is in the middle of rough breaking phase.
  63. Chandrayaan-3 Landing updates: Lander module will be brought down from 30km to 7.4km in first phase
  64. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest updates: Vikram Lander in first phase of its power descent, all going normal, shows graph
  65. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest updates: Mission on intended tragictory, rough braking face started
  66. Chandrayaan-3 Landing Latest updates: Vikram Lander begins power descent.
  67. Chandrayaan-3 Latest Updates: Vikram Lander's current speed is above 6,000km. Chandrayaan-3 has to decrease its speed from about 1.68km/s (6,048km/hr) horizontally, changing direction to make the craft vertical and finally bringing it to zero after making a soft landing on the lunar surface.
  68. ISRO Chairman S Somanath was present at the Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru ahead of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission soft landing on the Moon.
  69. Union Space Minister Jitendra Singh watches the landing of the Chandryaan-3 lander from ISRO's viewing gallery.
  70. ISRO began LIVE streaming of the Chandrayaan-3 lander at 5:20pm.
  71. Students in several Indian cities including Mumbai, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam's Guwahati have gathered to watch the live screening of Chandrayaan-3.
  72. The three pillars of Chandrayaan-3 mission are: ISRO’s ISTRAC (Indian Space Research Organisation’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command) centre in Bengaluru and its mission control facility or MOX will be the pillars supporting the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
  73. Senior Scientist CSIR Satyanarayana speaking on Chandryaan-3's landing on Wednesday said, “We are going to join the elite group of four (countries) touching the Moon's surface... Failures gives lessons. We've learnt a lot...They (ISRO) have taken enough cautions to have a soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 over the Moon's surface.”
  74. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday participated in a special ‘ardas’ at Delhi's Gurdwara Bangla Sahib or the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon.
  75. Senior scientific officer at Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru Dr Anand, speaking on Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) moon mission Chandrayaan-3, said that no issues had been seen in any instrument on the lander, which is set to land on the moon on Wednesday around 6:05 pm. He added that ISRO was “very well prepared” for the mission.
  76. Speaking on Chandrayaan-3, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said on Wednesday, “It is a proud moment for India because the emphasis has been given to engineering technology in the country since independence...I want to give my best wishes to the scientists & I pray for the success of Chandrayaan-3...”
  77. Can the landing be postponed? In case of 'unfavourable conditions' an ISRO scientist said that the landing may be postponed to August 27. However, he affirmed that the lander should not face any problems today.

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