NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu hailed the launch of Chandrayaan-3 as a remarkable achievement in the realm of space exploration, showcasing India's resolute dedication to advancing space science and technology. She extended her congratulations to the tireless efforts of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) team and all those involved in accomplishing this extraordinary feat. On Friday, the ISRO propelled the Chandrayaan 3 mission with the powerful LVM3-M4 rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
With the Chandrayaan-3 mission, scientists have set their sights on mastering the challenging technical aspect of achieving a soft landing on the lunar surface, which is scheduled for late August. A successful mission would position India among an exclusive group of nations, including the United States, China, and the former Soviet Union, that have achieved this rare feat.
"India has successfully launched Chandrayaan-3, marking yet another remarkable milestone in space exploration. Warmest congratulations to the ISRO team and all those who dedicated their relentless efforts to accomplish this remarkable feat! It reflects the unwavering commitment of our nation to advance in the fields of space science and technology. My heartfelt best wishes for the success of the lunar mission," President Murmu tweeted.
Notably, Chandrayaan-3 emerges as the Indian Space Research Organisation's follow-up endeavor subsequent to the challenges encountered during the Chandrayaan-2 mission's soft landing on the lunar terrain in 2019. Regrettably, the previous mission failed to accomplish its primary objectives, leading to this remarkable follow-up initiative.
Chandrayaan-3 showcases a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge components, comprising a lander, a rover, and a propulsion module. With a substantial weight of approximately 3,900 kilograms, the spacecraft stands prepared for its audacious lunar expedition.