Chandrayaan 3 Landing Live: The lander module of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to make a soft landing at the South Pole of the Moon at 6:40 PM. The eyes of the whole world are fixed on this historic mission.
Chandrayaan 3 Moon Landing: India’s Chandrayaan-3 stands on the threshold of making history in space. The lander module of Chandrayaan-3 (Chandrayaan-3) is going to do a soft landing on the south pole of the moon on Wednesday (August 23) i.e. this evening. China, America, and Russia have made soft landings on the moon’s surface, but none have reached the South Pole. Let us tell you why the south pole of the moon is special and why this mission of India is different and historic.
Chandrayaan-3 is about to land on the South Pole of the Moon. This is the part of the moon that no one has reached yet. Even before this, many countries along with India have tried to reach this part, but no one could get success. In 2019, India’s Chandrayaan-2 crashed just short of landing at the South Pole. After which Mission Chandrayaan-3 was announced.
Why is the Chandrayaan-3 mission special?
Along with India’s Chandrayaan-3, Russia also sent its Luna-25 mission to the Moon’s South Pole, but Luna-25 crashed before landing on the Moon. In such a situation, the eyes of the whole world are now fixed on India’s Chandrayaan-3. Everyone is eagerly waiting for the landing of Chandrayaan-3. Meanwhile, expert Dr. VT Venkateswaran gave important information about some aspects of the South Pole of the Moon.
What is it like on the south pole of the moon?
Dr. VT Venkateswaran told news agency PTI that the South Pole of the Moon remains at the center of scientific research due to its unique nature and potential scientific value. The South Pole is believed to have large reserves of water and ice. This part of the moon remains dark. The water present here is important because it can be converted into resources like drinking water, oxygen, and hydrogen as rocket fuel.
He said that this part of the moon is permanently away from the sun and the temperature here is -230 degrees. The texture of the South Pole is different from the rest of the Moon. He said that the water present in this rugged region of the moon can be found frozen in the form of ice. Dr. VT Venkateswaran is a scientist at Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, and a member of the Public Relations Committee of the Astronomy Council of India.
India to become the fourth country to make soft landing:
This mission of India is more special in terms of soft landing. Actually, so far only America, Russia, and China have been able to do a soft landing on the surface of the moon. With the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3, India will also achieve this feat. India launched the Chandrayaan-3 mission on July 14. Its Vikram lander, carrying the rover Pragyan, is scheduled to make a soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon at 6:40 pm today.