With the advancement in Technology and Innovation, India has reached the heights of success by embarking journey to the moon. India’s third moon mission known as Chandrayaan=3 was successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
This was India’s second attempt at a soft landing after the failure of the previous attempt. Only three countries U.S., Russia, and China have successfully soft-landed on the moon. The mission of safe landing on the moon demonstrated the ability of the Indian Space Research Organization on the lunar surface as it supports future interplanetary missions.
The primary objective of Chandrayaan 3 was to achieve a controlled descent onto the lunar service as the investigations included examination of the lunar surface and surface composition as well as the identification of the potential resources that are present on the moon. The main objective was to enhance the understanding of the Moon’s origin, evolution, and potential as a viable environment for future human expeditions through the examination of the lunar regolith.
On 15th July the scientists carried out the initial terrestrial maneuver with the objective of increasing the altitude. It was initiated approximately 12:05 pm and was persisted for duration of eleven and a half minutes as verified by multiple scientists to the Science and Technology Organization of International Repute.
The main reason Chandrayaan-3 was successful is that it was launched only with a lander and rover so that it got a safe landing. In order to get a safe landing there are a few points that have been kept in mind this time:
- Updated Software: Scientists have used significant upgrades for the avoidance camera and the navigation of Chandrayaan-3.
- More Instruments: Chandrayaan-3 has more additional navigational and guidance instruments that help to maintain the speed of the lander.
- Solar Panels: Chandrayaan-3 Lander had four solar panels that helped a lot in the safe landing of Chandrayaan-3 to the moon.
- More Fuel: Chandrayaan-3 was carrying more fuel as compared to the previous one, in case of last-minute changes, if required.
- Landing Area: The landing area was expanded, and the current mission was instructed to land safely in an area of 4km * 2.4km area.
Some important facts about Chandrayaan: 3
- ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 mission cost is about Rs 650 crores which is much lower than other countries as India is spot to frugal space engineering.
- India was the first country to find frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions which was founded in 2009 using the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft which was launched on October 22.
- One of the main persons ISRO’s Chairman S Somnath has taken the leadership of ISRO and become a pivotal figure for successful launching. Other successful people behind the success are Project Director, P Veeramuthuvel; Unnikrishnan Nair, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center; M Sankaran, Director of U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC).
- Some of the main companies behind the making of Chandrayaan-3 are Walchandnagar Industries, Ankit Aerospace, Godrej Aerospace, BHEL, Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Larson and Turbo, and many more.
Chandrayaan 3 holds a major role of importance in the economic ramifications for the nation of India. The mission will eventually increase and serve as a catalyst for the expansion of the domestic space industry, fostering avenues for innovation, technological progress, and employment generation for a number of people in India.
The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 has created ample of opportunities for the people to facilitate future space mining endeavors, thereby expanding the space industry in India.
Chandrayaan-3 Convergence of Efforts in International Collaborations
Chandrayaan-3 safe landing helped in cultivating global partnerships and cooperation in lunar exploration. The Indian Space Research Organization has collaborated with international counterparts, exchanging resources, knowledge, data, and many more things. The main objective was to put up all that information and enhance the overall scope of scientific research during the mission.
In the endless abyss of space, the touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 is an amazing manifestation of AI’s might and the manual touch of human innovation. AI has created a symphony of precision and the successful landing on the moon has remarked an important history in India and the day will be remembered as it will eventually help India to reach heights of success in the future.