On 23 August 2023, Chandrayaan-3 has successfully soft-landed on the moon. Congratulations, India! Chandrayaan-3 has been successfully launched into lunar orbit. The orbit reached is 164 km x 18074 km, as planned.
While announcing the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO chief S. Somanath remarked, "India is on the Moon." The lander and rover, Vikram and Pragyan, will now study the Moon's atmosphere and mineral composition, take spectral and polarimetric measurements of Earth from lunar orbit, and conduct a series of experiments using the payloads Radio Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive Ionosphere and Atmosphere (RAMBHA) and Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA).
"India's successful Moon mission does not belong solely to India; it belongs to all of humanity." No country has ever reached the South Pole of the Moon. "We got there thanks to the hard work of our scientists," Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked, praising ISRO scientists on their feat. He described it as "a new dawn for India."