In a historic feat, India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission has touched down successfully on the Moon’s southern pole, cementing its place in history alongside the US, USSR, and China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed elation, stating, “India has reached where no other nation has.”
This landmark achievement comes shortly after Russia’s Luna-25 faced mishaps, underlining the complexity of lunar south pole landings.
A core mission objective is to discover water ice resources that could support lunar habitation and serve as spacecraft propellant for missions to Mars.
The rover, emblazoned with India’s flag and ISRO’s logo, carries five scientific instruments to analyze the Moon’s surface, atmosphere, and tectonic activity.
India’s triumph marks a significant stride toward space exploration, echoing a new chapter in its cosmic journey.”