Highlights: Pragyan rover rolls out of Chandrayaan-3 lander on Moon

Aug 24, 2023 02:58 AM IST

Chandrayaan 3 Landing updates: India has become the first nation to reach the celestial body's South Pole.

Chandrayaan 3 Landing updates: Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chandrayaan-3 moon mission successfully soft-landed today at 6.04 PM. India scripted history by becoming the first nation to land the Indian Space Research Organisation's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the Moon's south pole, days after a Russian probe Luna-25 crashed in the same region.

First photo of Rover coming out of the lander on the ramp.
First photo of Rover coming out of the lander on the ramp.

Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14. Before India, only the United States, Russia and China have achieved a soft-landing on the surface of the Earth's only natural satellite. 

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  • Aug 24, 2023 02:57 AM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 live updates: History, etched in space

    At 6pm, S Somanath, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), knew that his agency had done it. He got up from his seat at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in the Peenya industrial area of Bengaluru, smiled at the anxious faces around him, and nodded his head as if to tell himself the mission was successful. Read more

  • Aug 24, 2023 01:38 AM IST

    Make in India gets shot in arm as ISRO breaks new ground

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s remarkable feat has opened new vistas for the country’s space programme in the lucrative market of space exploration and commerce and is expected to assist private space companies increase their share of the global launch market.

    Following the successful completion of the lunar project, shares of 13 Indian space-sector companies, including PTC Industries Ltd, Zen Technologies Ltd. and Centum Electronics Ltd., rallied and added more than $2.5 billion in market value this week, according to data complied by Bloomberg.

    The Make in India programme dates back to 2014, the first year of the Narendra Modi government’s first term in office, and is aimed at attracting investments in the manufacturing sector. Since then, the government has focussed heavily on indigenising a space programme that so far leaned heavily on foreign manufacturers.

  • Aug 24, 2023 12:52 AM IST

    Celebrations break out as Indians revel in success of Chandrayaan-3 mission

    India erupted in rapturous celebrations on Wednesday, feting the milestone landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s lunar surface, as scores of people burst crackers, distributed sweets, and went out on the streets with the Tricolour in their hands and songs on their lips. Read more

  • Aug 24, 2023 12:25 AM IST

    ‘Moon in India’s arms’: Reactions pour in after ISRO's major stride

    As the lander approached the lunar surface, dozens of people in a government-run planetarium started praying with folded hands. They switched to cheering and clapping once the lander touched down.

    A man waved a banner reading ’’The Moon in India’s arms.”

    Shrini Singh, a New Delhi resident, said she got goosebumps. ’’It’s a very happy moment … you can see the energy. It’s beyond words.”

    Mitakshi Sinha, a student, said the successful mission motivated her. "And now I also want to be part of ISRO,” she said, referring to the country's space agency. 

    India's Permanent Representative at the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said by aiming for the Moon, India has not only reached it, but also set its sights on the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. (PTI)

  • Aug 24, 2023 12:14 AM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 live updates: Salman Khan shares congratulatory post after soft landing

    Congratulations to all the scientists at @isro as #Chandrayaan3 has successfully soft-landed on the moon. The entire country is proud. Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

  • Aug 23, 2023 11:51 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 live updates: Smriti Irani shares Amethi residents working at ISRO

    Union Minister and BJP MP from Amethi Smriti Irani on Wednesday shared pictures of two people from her constituency working at ISRO and congratulated them for the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission.

    In a giant leap for its space programme, India's Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the lunar south pole at 6.04 pm on Wednesday, propelling the country to an exclusive club of four and making it the first country to land on the uncharted surface.

    The women and child development minister, in a post on X, said, "The boys at Amethi are not far behind.. serving at ISRO since 2017 Harshit Baranwal has contributed to the Lander Testing Team as Scientist Quality Engineer for mission Chandryaan-3. Proud of you Harshit."

    In another post she wrote, "Shweta Baranwal from Amethi serving at ISRO... proud of her achievements (I'm almost preening like her Ma)."

  • Aug 23, 2023 11:29 PM IST

    What Chandrayaan-3 project director's father said after soft landing

    P Palanivel, father of Chandrayaan-3 project director P Veeramuthuvel, on Wednesday celebrated the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon’s South Pole and said that he is very happy and his son worked hard.

    P Veeramuthuvel's father watched Chandrayaan-3's mission live feed from his Vilupuram home and cheered for the ISRO scientists for the successful landing on the Moon.

    "Today Chandrayaan-3 very successfully landed. So this happiness goes to each and every person in India as well as Tamil Nadu. So I am very very happy. My son worked hard. As a father, I am sharing the happiness with you. I am very happy," Chandrayaan-3 project director P Veeramuthuvel's father told ANI.

  • Aug 23, 2023 11:21 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM speaks to Chandrayaan-3 project director to congratulate him

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin spoke to Chandrayaan-3 project director P Veeramuthuvel earlier today after lander module's soft landing on Moon's surface. He earlier congratulated the Indian space agency. 

    "Congratulations to @ISRO on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 !! A monumental achievement that places India as the fourth country to conquer the lunar surface…Kudos to the entire team for their tireless efforts and innovation. A giant leap for India's space exploration" he said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 11:16 PM IST

    ‘Proud moment': Indian diaspora in South Africa after successful Moon landing

    "What a proud and amazing moment for Indians living everywhere."

    Here's how Indian diaspora members in Johannesburg, South Africa reacted to the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Moon surface.

  • Aug 23, 2023 10:57 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: India stuns world with humongous achievement', says Rajinikanth

    "While superpowers like the US, Russia, and China watch in agast amazement, India stuns the world with this humongous achievement. For the first time ever, our nation stamps it’s proud identity by landing #Chandrayaan3 on the south pole of the moon! My heartfelt congratulations to our @ISRO team. You have made us proud!! #ProudIndian #SaluteIndia #JaiHind," Rajinikanth said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 10:24 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Families of ISRO scientists 'over the moon' on Chandrayaan-3 success

    The families of two ISRO scientists from Assam were 'over the moon' over the successful soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3 rover on the lunar surface. The family members of scientists Nidhi Sharma and Chayan Dutta of Tinsukia and Lakhimpur towns respectively cried tears of joy as the touchdown happened.

  • Aug 23, 2023 10:19 PM IST

    Aditya-L1 mission to study Sun likely to be launched next month: ISRO chief S Somanath

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath announced that Aditya-L1 mission to study the Sun will be most probably launched in the first week of September. Aditya-L1 would be the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun.

  • Aug 23, 2023 10:08 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Pragyan rover rolls out of Chandrayaan-3 lander near Moon's south pole

  • Aug 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin congratulates India on Chandrayaan-3's successful landing on Moon

    Russian president Putin congratulated India's President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the successful landing of the Indian space probe Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon near its South Pole.

    "Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the successful landing of India’s Chandrayaan-3 space probe on the Moon near the South Pole. This is a long stride in the exploration of outer space and, of course, evidence of the impressive progress made by India in science and engineering,” Putin said in his message.

  • Aug 23, 2023 09:36 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3's Vikram Lander shares first image of moon 'flat' landing site

    Chandrayaan 3's Vikram lander has shared the first image after landing on the moon's south pole.

  • Aug 23, 2023 09:20 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: NASA chief congratulates ISRO, says 'glad to be partner in the mission'

     NASA chief said, “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!”

  • Aug 23, 2023 09:15 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: ‘Our scientists created history’, Chhattisgarh CM

    Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel hailed ISRO scientists and the people of the country for the successful Moon landing of Chandrayaan-3. "Our scientists have created history by making this difficult mission successful," he said in a statement.

    "India has become the first country in the world to land a spacecraft near the south pole of the Moon and the fourth to reach the Moon," he added. 

  • Aug 23, 2023 09:10 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: SRK celebrates Chandrayaan-3's landing on moon

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also celebrating India's historic moment but with a filmy touch. He capped India's successful moon landing with an iconic song 'Chaand Taare todh laaon' from his film ' Yes Boss', hailing the efforts of scientists and engineers that helped India achieve this iconic feat.

    "Chaand Taare todh laoon….Saari Duniya par main chhaoon. Aaj india aur #ISRO chhaa gaya. Congratulations to all the scientists and engineers…the whole team which has made India so proud. Chandrayaan-3 has successfully soft-landed on the moon. #Chandrayaan3," SRK wrote on Instagram.

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:53 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Communication link established between Chandrayaan-3 lander and MOX

    Soon after the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO said communication link was established between the Lander and the space agency's Mission Operations Complex (MOX). The MOX is located at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:47 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Amit Shah on the success of India's moon mission

    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."

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:44 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: We all are proud, says MP CM Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “We all are proud. The country is filled with happiness and joy. A new India has emerged under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chandrayaan has now landed on the moon. We all are happy.”

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:40 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Watch celebrations outside Congress headquarters as Chandrayaan-3 lands on the Moon

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:26 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: European space agency on India's successful mission 

    Josef Aschbacher, director general of European Space Agency said, "Incredible! Congratulations to ISRO, Chandrayaan-3, and to all the people of India!! What a way to demonstrate new technologies AND achieve India’s first soft landing on another celestial body. Well done, I am thoroughly impressed."

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:18 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Chief Justice of India on moon mission

    CJI D.Y. Chandrachud said, "This will herald new avenues in scientific research and discovery. This represents a milestone in the march of the nation."

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:16 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Rahul Gandhi on moon mission

    Rahul Gandhi said, "Chandrayaan-3's soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by our scientific community. Since 1962, India's space programme has continued to scale new heights and inspire generations of young dreamers."

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:10 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: From Anand Mahindra to Gautam Adani, India Inc hails ISRO

    India Inc celebrated the Chandrayaan 3's successful soft landing on the moon's South Pole on Wednesday. Renowned industrial leaders took to social media to laud the country's achievements. Read more

  • Aug 23, 2023 08:00 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 Live updates: Russia congratulates India on Moon landing

    Roscosmos congratulated India on the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft saying that the exploration of the Moon is important for all mankind, in the future it may become a platform for deep space exploration.

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:56 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: UK space agency lauds moon mission

    Professor Anu Ojha, 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."

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:53 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: The Coimbatore company that powered moon mission

    Chakradhara Aerospace (CACPL) played a pivotal role in India's moon mission.

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:33 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Momentous occasion, President Murmu says on successful landing 

    Congratulating ISRO scientists on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon, President Droupadi Murmu said it is a momentous occasion which has made India proud.

    In a video message, the president said scientists have made history with the landing of Chandrayaan-3 which is an event that happens once in lifetime .

    "I congratulate ISRO, everybody involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission and wish them greater accomplishments ahead," she said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:19 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: ISRO chief on PM Modi

    "PM Modi was kind enough to call me," the ISRO chief said, adding, “He conveyed his message to all the scientists and everyone who was a part of the mission. He is so clear about the 'Amrit Kaal'. I am sure he will support us on more of these exploratory missions.”

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:18 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: HAL congratulates team ISRO

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) congratulated Team ISRO for "the significant feat of making India the first nation to successfully land on the South Pole of the Moon".

    "The HAL is proud to be associated with ISRO by contributing metallic and composite structures, all propellant tanks and Bus Structure for the rover and lander which have gone in Chandrayaan-3. It shows HAL's unwavering commitment to Indian Space Program. HAL thanks ISRO for giving the opportunity to be associated with this prestigious mission," HAL said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:14 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Tata Sons congratulates ISRO team and PM Modi

    "Proud moment for every Indian and a momentous milestone in India’s space & technology journey. Congratulations to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and team ISRO. This will inspire generations," N Chandrasekaran the chairman of Tata Sons said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 07:01 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Successful landing has given us a lot of confidence, says ISRO chief

    ISRO chief S Somanath said, “We had a very soft landing as we were able to achieve most of the nominal conditions including the velocity of the touchdown. This gives us a lot of confidence that the health of the craft will be very good."

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:57 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: PM Modi calls ISRO chief S Somnath immediately after successful Moon mission

    Immediately after the success of Chandrayaan-3, PM Modi telephoned ISRO chief S Somanath and congratulated him all the way from South Africa where he is on an official visit for the 15th BRICS Summit.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:45 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: ISRO chief on next projects

    Aditya L1, India's first solar study mission, launch scheduled in the first week of September, everything going as planned, ISRO chief said. 

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:41 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: ISRO scientists get emotional, celebrate successful Moon mission

    Scientists celebrated at the control room of ISRO headquarters after India's third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3's lander module, comprising the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragyan), successfully touched down on the Moon’s surface.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:34 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: ISRO team takes a bow amid heavy applause

    The team behind Chandrayaan-3's successful Moon landing and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) team members took a moment after the landing to acknowledge the hard work that went into making India the first nation to land on the lunar south pole.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:32 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: We have witnessed new flight of new India, PM Modi says

    PM Modi congratulated the country on the historic moment of Chandrayaan-3's landing on the moon.

    "We are witness to the new flight of new India. New history has been written," he said.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:26 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: A historic day indeed

    India scripted history as ISRO's ambitious third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3's Lander Module (LM) touched down on the lunar surface, making it only the fourth country to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the uncharted south pole of Earth's only natural satellite.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:22 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: PM Modi asserts India's commitment to human space flight

    PM Modi said that India is fully committed to human space flight.

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:15 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: ‘I reached my destination and you too!’ says ISRO

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following the Vikram lander's successful landing on the Moon tweeted, "Chandrayaan-3 Mission: 'India, I reached my destination and you too!': Chandrayaan-3"

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:09 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: India is now on the Moon, ISRO chief S Somnath says

    Following Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander's successful landing on the Moon, the ISRO Chief S Somnath said, "India is now on the Moon!"

  • Aug 23, 2023 06:03 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Updates from ISRO

     1. Lander determining location site

    2. Hovering over moon surface

    3. Velocity nearly zero achieved

  • Aug 23, 2023 05:58 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Updates from ISRO

    Chandrayaan 3 outperforms Chandrayaan 2: India's 2nd lunar mission's connection was lost above 2km

  • Aug 23, 2023 05:56 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Updates from ISRO

    Vikram Lander on automatic mode.

    Enters in the third phase, following the projected graph perfectly

  • Aug 23, 2023 05:53 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Updates from ISRO

    Vikram Lander less than 20km from moon surface, ISRO says.

  • Aug 23, 2023 05:48 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: What happens in first phase?

    Lander module will be brought down from 30km to 7.4km in first phase, ISRO says.

  • Aug 23, 2023 05:47 PM IST

    Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live updates: Former ISRO chief K Sivan seen at ISRO Bengaluru mission control

    Former ISRO chief K Sivan, who cried at the failed landing of Chandrayaan-2, was seen at ISRO Bengaluru mission control to witness the upcoming Chandrayaan-3 landing.

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