Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: The countdown is on for Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander’s historic soft landing attempt on moon’s surface. The moon mission, spearheaded by ISRO, is attempting landing on moon’s surface at 6:04 PM today. Chandrayaan 3, which took off on July 14, has taken 40 days to reach the moon. PM Modi, who is in South Africa for BRICS summit, will join Chandrayaan-3 live telecast virtually. If the landing is a success, India will be the first country to reach the uncharted south pole of Earth’s only natural satellite. The Lander Module of Chandrayaan comprises lander Vikram and rover Pragyan.
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Chandrayaan 3 Updates: Singer Kailash Kher Hails India’s Space Endeavors
Ahead of Chandrayaan-3’s landing on the moon, singer Kailash Kher says, “It is a moment of pride for those who love India that Chandrayaan is about to land. Science and space are complicated subjects, but I salute my fellow Indians as they work hard for it, supported by today’s leadership. I salute our Indian values, our Sanatan traditions, and extend my best wishes to all Indians on this auspicious occasion. This is a significant moment for everyone who loves India. India is on the verge of creating a record shortly.”
Chandrayaan 3 Moon Landing: ISRO Greenlights Lunar Touchdown, Soft-landing Set to Begin at 5:44 PM
ISRO is proceeding with the Chandrayaan 3 landing and the Automatic Landing Sequence is set to be initiated as planned at 5:44 PM. This decision has been made after evaluating all parameters two hours ahead of the launch. ISRO officials had earlier said that the moon landing will be delayed if the Lander Module displayed “abnormal” health before its planned decent at 6:04 pm.
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All set to initiate the Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS).
Awaiting the arrival of Lander Module (LM) at the designated point, around 17:44 Hrs. IST.
Upon receiving the ALS command, the LM activates the throttleable engines for powered descent.
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Lessons from Failures, Precautions Taken, Says Senior ISRO Scientist
“We are poised to join the elite group of four countries that have touched the Moon’s surface. Failures provide lessons, and we have gained substantial knowledge. ISRO has meticulously taken precautions to ensure the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s surface,” stated Senior Scientist CSIR Satyanarayana ahead of Chandrayaan-3 landing.
Chandrayaan 3: Rajasthan Govt Invite Children To CM House For Live Telecast of Landing
Jaipur: On Chandrayaan-3 mission, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says, “We have invited children to the CM house where we will be watching it (live streaming). I want to congratulate our scientists & everyone associated with this mission. It is a historic mission…”
Look Forward to Successful Moon Landing: Rakesh Sharma, 1st Indian in Space
As the nation awaits with bated breath the Chandrayaan 3 landing on Moon, Rakesh Sharma who is the first Indian in space, on Wednesday said that knowing the way ISRO functions, “I can proudly say that Chandrayaan 3 will have a safe landing”.
“In the last 40 years, despite limited resources, ISRO has had a spectacular journey, the programmes we have conducted over the years have surprised the world,” said Sharma who flew aboard Soyuz T-11 on April 3, 1984 as part of the Soviet Interkosmos Programme to travel in space.
“Space explorations do have their ups and downs, but we’ve remained focused in our approach, and knowing the way ISRO functions I can proudly say that Chandrayaan 3 will have a safe landing. I look forward to a successful Moon landing,” he added.
All Eyes on Chandryaan 3, Says Ex Pak Minister
“All eyes on Chandryaan 3 Moon landing 5:40 PM, great day for Indian Science Community and Space scientists, Congratulations to people of India on this great achievement,” Fawad Chaudhry, the ex-Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Imran Khan government, posted on X.
Chandrayaan 3: India Made Huge Leap, Says Anurag Thakur
Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, “…India has made a huge leap in the Space sector. All of us are awaiting the moment when Chandrayaan-3 mission becomes successful. This will put India among the very few countries in the world that have made significant contributions to the Space sector…”
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Hardeep Singh Puri Seeks Blessings for Chandrayaan-3 at Gurdwara
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri conducted an ardas at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi, seeking blessings for the successful touchdown of Chandrayaan-3.
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Prayers at Hazratbal Dargah for Chandrayaan-3’s Lunar Landing Success
People were seen offering special prayers at Hazratbal Dargah in Srinagar, seeking the successful lunar landing of Chandrayaan-3, according to a report by ANI news agency.
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Hopeful of Successful Lunar Touchdown, Says Omar Abdullah
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said “We are very hopeful that the journey of Chandrayaan-3 will be completely successful today. We are eagerly waiting for the pictures and videos from the part of the moon where no country has so far managed a softlanding. If the Chandrayaan landing is successful, which we are very hopeful of, we will join the elite league of countries that have managed this feat.”
ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission Generates Positive Reaction in Islamabad, High Hopes for Lunar Landing
Residents in Islamabad, Pakistan, have shown enthusiasm for ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 mission, expressing anticipation for India’s forthcoming endeavor to achieve a soft landing on the moon. A local resident was quoted by PTI, stating, “India’s spacecraft can not only land on the Moon but also on Mars.”
Yoga guru Ramdev conducted a yagya at the Acharyakulam campus in Haridwar, while priests recited the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at a temple situated along the Ganga’s banks. “We are praying for the successful landing of Chandrayan-3. Once it lands on the moon, India will join the group of leading countries in the world which have done it in the past. It will also be another big step by the country towards becoming Vishwa Guru,” Ujjwal Pandit, a priest who participated in the prayers, told PTI.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a post on X said, Chandrayaan3 is on the verge of making history as it prepares to touch down on the lunar South Pole. “The giant leap will be a remarkable celebration of Indian science. On this momentous occasion, I join the people of India to wish good luck to the scientists at ISRO,” he said.
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Mumbai Police Band’s Musical Celebration Honors Historic Landing
The Mumbai Police Band celebrated Chandrayaan-3’s impending landing by performing a rendition of “Pura Hai Vishwas! Hum Honge Kayam!” The Mumbai Police in a post on X said, “As Chandrayaan-3 stands on the brink of making history, Surmayi arrangement of Mumbai Police Band’s Khaki Studio’s performance served as a congratulatory message and well-wishes to the scientists, the entire team, and all fellow citizens for this remarkable achievement by ISRO.”
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: Ex-ISRO Chief Says Lunar Mission Will Definitely Be Successful
“We are eagerly awaiting this moment with increased confidence. We have learned significantly from our experience with Chandrayaan-2 and have taken comprehensive measures to address all aspects this time,” former ISRO Chief K Sivan told CNN-News18. “Space mission will definitely be successful,” he said.
Chandrayaan 3 Landing LIVE: People Offer Special Prayers in Bhubaneswar Mosque
At a mosque in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, people gather to offer special prayers for the successful lunar landing of Chandrayaan-3.