ISRO reported on Saturday that two of the three goals of the Chandrayaan-3 mission have been met, and that the third, in-situ scientific experiments, is currently being conducted.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s payloads are all functioning smoothly, according to India’s national space agency in Bengaluru.
Of the three goals for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, demonstrating a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface has been completed. Rover successfully completed its moonwalking demonstration. Scientific experiments are now being conducted on-site. ISRO reported on X (previously Twitter) that all payloads were functioning normally.
On Wednesday, ISRO’s Lander Module (LM) for its ambitious third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 splashed down on the lunar surface, making India the first country to reach the unknown south pole of Earth’s sole natural satellite and the fourth nation overall to accomplish this accomplishment.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made public the decision to give the name “Shiv Shakti Point” to the location where the Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander accomplished a soft landing, and to give the name “Tiranga Point” to the location where the Chandrayaan-2 lander crashed-landed on the Moon’s surface in 2019.
Modi also announced that August 23 would be marked as “National Space Day,” marking the day the Chandrayaan-3 lander landed on the moon.