ISRO Chief Dr S. Somnath meets Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, apprises about Chandrayaan-3 moon landing status
Chairman ISRO Dr S. Somnath today met Atomic Energy and Space Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and apprised him about the status and readiness of Chandrayaan-3 for the moon landing on Wednesday.
Dr Somnath said that all systems of Chandrayaan-3 are working perfectly and no contingencies are anticipated during landing. He said, in the next two days, the health of Chandrayaan-3 will be continuously monitored.
Dr Jitendra Singh expressed his confidence in Chandrayaan-3 making a soft landing this time and hoped that it will script a new history of planetary exploration.
ISRO said the Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on the 23rd of August, around 06:04 PM. India will be the fourth country in the world to achieve this feat after the United States, Russia, and China, but India will be the only country in the world to land on the lunar South Pole.
Chandrayaan-3 Mission was launched on the 14th of last month via the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.