Live Updates: Chandrayaan-3's Historic Lunar Landing Just 7 Hours Away

Live Updates: Chandrayaan-3's Historic Lunar Landing Just 7 Hours Away

The highly anticipated day for India's ambitious lunar mission has arrived, as Chandrayaan-3 prepares to make a historic attempt at landing on the moon's south pole on Wednesday. If successful, this endeavor will grant India a coveted position among nations that have achieved the feat of soft landing technology on the lunar surface, joining the ranks of the US, China, and the Soviet Union.

Experts emphasize that the ultimate 15 to 20 minutes will be of paramount importance for the mission's success, encompassing Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander executing its delicate touch down. People across India and around the globe are offering their prayers for the success of Chandrayaan-3's landing today.

Considering the setbacks faced by India's previous lunar mission, which encountered difficulties during the final 20 minutes prior to landing, ISRO is exercising heightened caution this time around. The phase leading up to the moon landing is often referred to as the "20 or 17 minutes of terror," due to the elevated risks faced by the spacecraft. In this critical stage, the entire process will become autonomous, with the Vikram lander needing to ignite its engines at precise times and altitudes.

Former ISRO Scientist and Padma Shri Awardee Mylswamy Annadurai Optimistic about Chandrayaan-3 Landing

Anticipating a successful outcome, Mylswamy Annadurai, a former ISRO scientist who has received the Padma Shri award, has remarked that the mission's progress has been favorable up to this point and is expected to continue in the same vein.

"Following plan 'A,' today's objective is to accomplish a successful landing... Much like everyone else, I too am eagerly awaiting the outcome. After the remarkable discovery of water by Chandrayaan 1, the perspective on the moon has taken a novel direction worldwide," he shared.

Chandrayaan-3 Lunar Landing Today: Congress Leader Raises Concerns Over ISRO Scientist Salaries

As Chandrayaan-3 approaches its moon landing, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has expressed the nation's pride in ISRO scientists. Nevertheless, he has drawn attention to the matter of delayed salary payments within ISRO.

"We offer our prayers for their success. However, there have been reports in the media about scientists involved in this achievement facing a salary delay of 17 months. The Prime Minister should address this issue as well," he remarked.

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