Chandrayaan-3: India’s Moonshot to the Lunar South Pole

Launch Details

Launched on July 14, 2023, from the SDSC, Sriharikota

Mission Objectives

Demonstrate soft landing, rover roving, and scientific experiments on the Moon.

Features and Technologies

New experiments like SHAPE and advanced instruments on Chandrayaan-3 for in-depth lunar studies

The Crucial Landing

Last 20 minutes dubbed as "20 or 17 minutes of terror" - when everything became autonomous.

Historical Achievement

India becomes the first country to land on the South Pole of the lunar surface.

PM Modi’s Message

"India will remember this day forever."

Why the Lunar South Pole?

A challenging terrain that could unlock secrets of the early Solar System.