New Delhi. ISRO is ready to launch Chandrayaan-3 today. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his best wishes to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and said that this historic moon mission furthers the ‘hopes and dreams’ of the country. PM Modi is currently on a visit to France. “As far as India’s space sector is concerned, July 14, 2023 will always be written in golden letters. Chandrayaan-3, our third moon mission, will embark on its journey. This remarkable mission will further the hopes and dreams of our nation.”
With the launch of its Chandrayaan-3 mission, India is trying to become the fourth country to make a control landing on the moon. Chandrayaan-3, made with a budget of less than $ 75 million, is scheduled to be launched today at 2:35 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. In 2019, ISRO’s attempt to make a soft landing on the lunar surface of Chandrayaan-2 failed. This is India’s second attempt at a soft landing on the moon. ISRO’s most moon mission Chandrayaan-1 was sent into the moon’s orbit and then deliberately crash-landed on the lunar surface in 2008.
14th July 2023 will always be etched in golden letters as far as India’s space sector is concerned. Chandrayaan-3, our third lunar mission, will embark on its journey. This remarkable mission will carry the hopes and dreams of our nation. pic.twitter.com/EYTcDphaES
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 14, 2023