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Chandrayaan is India's renowned lunar exploration program, managed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Launched in 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was the program's inaugural mission. It achieved a significant milestone by detecting water molecules on the Moon's surface, altering previous assumptions about its composition. Chandrayaan-2, launched in 2019, featured an orbiter, lander, and rover. While the orbiter continues to study the Moon's surface and composition, the lander's attempted soft landing faced challenges and communication loss during descent, leading to the rover's inability to fully operate. Despite the setback, the orbiter has been operational and continues to send valuable data back to Earth even after nearly four years since the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Chandrayaan-3 -- consisting of an indigenous lander module, a propulsion module and a rover -- is a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2. Its objective is to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments. The Chandrayaan program underscores India's growing capabilities in space technology and exploration. Having earned global recognition for its achievements and contributions to lunar research, future missions under the Chandrayaan program are anticipated to yield further insights into the Moon's mysteries and evolution.

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Why was Chandrayaan-3 lift-off delayed by 4 seconds? ISRO new report reveals…

Chandrayaan-3 made India the first nation to land near the lunar South Pole and only the fourth to achieve a controlled lunar landing.

People wave the national flag as they celebrate the launch of Chandrayaan-3 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.(ANI)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 03:42 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 team honoured with US award for space exploration: ‘Inspiration’

Last year in August, Chandrayaan-3's lander (Vikram) successfully landed on the Moon's south pole, marking India as the first country to achieve this feat.

 PM Modi on August 26 declared that the landing site of Chandrayaan 3's moon lander would be named Shiv Shakti.(ISRO Twitter)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 11:49 AM IST

From Chandrayaan 3 to Milky Way: The Shiva and Shakti connection

Astronomers have identified two ancient streams of stars named after ‘Shakti’ and ‘Shiva’, believed to be among the Milky Way Galaxy's earliest building blocks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced 'Shiv Shakti' as the name for the site where the Vikram lander had made the touchdown
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Chandrayaan 3's landing site name 'Shiv Shakti' gets IAU recognition

Chandrayaan 3's moon lander's landing site was named Shiv Shakti on August 26 by Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi.

IAU grants Chandrayaan 3's landing site name 'Shiv Shakti' official recognition.(IAU)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 07:56 PM IST

Republic Day: CSIR showcases Purple Revolution, ISRO shines with Chandrayaan 3

Republic Day parade 2024: Nine union ministries/departments/organisations displayed their achievements and progress through innovative tableaux.

Republic Day parade 2024: ISRO showcased its tableau at the 75th Republic Day.(YouTube/Narendra Modi)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 09:27 PM IST
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