India made history on the moon with its Chandrayaan-3 mission, landing on the moon’s South Pole for the first time. Prime Minister Modi praised the efforts of Indians and space experts. “This day will go down in Indian history,” PM Modi said.
The last stages of the landing were the true test of the mission. Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS) was activated by ISRO around 20 minutes before touchdown. It gave the Vikram LM the freedom to utilise its own computers and logic to choose a good landing place on the moon’s surface and touch down gently.
The last fifteen to twenty minutes of Chandrayaan-3’s gentle landing of the Vikram lander were very essential, according to experts. Indians all across the globe are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best as they watch today’s landing of Chandrayaan-3.
ISRO proceeded with extreme caution because of the history of India’s second lunar mission, which failed only 20 minutes before landing. The time leading up to the moon landing has been nicknamed “20 or 17 minutes of terror” by many because of the tremendous danger to the spacecraft at that time. At this point, the Vikram lander started its own engines at the appropriate timings and altitudes, making the whole procedure fully autonomous.
If you want to see Vikram LM land live on YouTube, here’s the link.
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