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India makes history as Chandrayaan-3 lands near Moon’s south pole

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    Suchith Anand

    Dear colleagues,
    A Historic moment, ISRO – Indian Space Research OrganizationChandrayaan-3’s lander touches down on the lunar surface, making India the first country to successfully land a spacecraft near the Moon’s south pole.
    All previous missions to the Moon have touched down near the equator – but exploring the south pole is key to the hunt for water. Scientists now hope to deploy a rover to send images and data back to Earth.  Thank you to all scientists and engineers who worked over many years to make this possible.
    More details at
    Tune in to the official ISRO YouTube channel for a high-definition, immersive experience at
    It is important to thank the women scientists who took India into space
    This mission will inspire students from all over the world to STEM education and space science education. 
    Now it is time to study the Sun…
    ISROis going for the Aditya L1 mission.ADITYA-L1shall be the first space based Indian mission to study the Sun. This will be launched by PSLV from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The spacecraft shall be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth.
    Details of the major science objectives of Aditya-L1 mission are at
    Stay tuned, stay inspired, and let’s make history together!
    Best wishes
    From: Suchith Anand 
    Sent: 14 July 2023 16:40
    Subject: Launch of CHANDRAYAAN-3 Mission
     Dear colleagues,
    Congratulations to all scientists at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for launching ofChandrayaan-3 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India. 
    Chandrayaan-3 is the third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The launch of Chandrayaan-3 took place at 14 July 2023, at 2:35 pm IST and injection of 100 km circular polar orbit was completed successfully as part of phase one.The lander and rover is expected to land near the lunar south pole region on 23 August 2023. 
    Chandrayaan-3 consists of an indigenous Lander module (LM), Propulsion module (PM) and a Rover with an objective of developing and demonstrating new technologies required for Inter planetary missions. The Lander will have the capability to soft land at a specified lunar site and deploy the Rover which will carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility. The Lander and the Rover have scientific payloads to carry out experiments on the lunar surface.
    More details at
    The launch video at 
    Best wishes
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate

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