In a significant stride, India’s Chandrayaan-3 moon rover has triumphantly touched down on the moon’s unexplored south pole.

A Remarkable Lunar Exploration Endeavor

ISRO’s message proclaimed, “The Chandrayaan-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander and India took a walk on the moon!“

Executed within a budget of approximately 6.15 billion Indian rupees ($74.58 million), this mission marked India’s second attempt at lunar landing.

The term “Chandrayaan” signifies “moon vehicle” in Hindi and Sanskrit. The lunar south pole’s appeal lies in its water ice reserves, believed to offer resources for future missions.

Chandrayaan-3’s anticipated two-week operation will include diverse experiments, such as spectrometer analyses of the moon’s mineral composition.

In a historic leap, India’s Chandrayaan-3 has embarked on its lunar journey, pioneering exploration at the moon’s enigmatic southern pole.