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India Successfully Achieves Soft Landing on Moon’s Southern Pole

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India successful moon landing (PHOTO: @chandrayan_3/Instagram)

BENGALURU, Aug. 23, 2023 – In a historic moment that resonates with the aspirations of a nation and the prowess of its space agency, India has achieved a momentous soft landing on the southern pole of the moon.

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), touched down on the moon’s uncharted territory, marking a triumph for the nation’s scientific and technological prowess.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually present from the BRICS summit in South Africa, the mission control headquarters erupted into celebration as Chairman of ISRO, Sreedhara Panicker Somanath, announced the successful landing, proudly proclaiming, “India is on the moon.”

The spacecraft’s journey, meticulously planned to explore the lunar surface’s uncharted regions, saw its lander module descend “safely and softly,” overcoming various challenges in its “rough breaking phase.”

The mission’s focus on the moon’s southern pole, an area yet to be explored, brings significant promise for scientific discovery.


As the spacecraft’s altitude dwindled to less than 800 meters above the lunar surface, cheers resounded through the mission control center.

The powered descent triggered applause as scientists, gripped with nervous anticipation, watched their creation glide toward the moon.

The significance of the successful landing extends beyond national pride. Chandrayaan-2’s predecessor, despite a lander crash in 2019, yielded valuable data through its orbiter, discovering signs of water across the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-3’s southern pole landing aims to unveil new mysteries, unlocking insights into the moon’s geological history and resource potential.

The achievement underscores India’s determination to contribute to humanity’s understanding of the cosmos. The southern pole landing is poised to provide new insights into the moon’s composition, history, and potential for supporting future space exploration.

As the world watches, India’s triumph stands as a testament to its scientific excellence and the spirit of exploration. This momentous achievement paves the way for new horizons in lunar exploration and cements India’s role in shaping the future of space research.

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