India’s moon rover Pragyan takes snaps of moon lander Vikram
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a post on the social media platform X on Tuesday said: “Smile, please! Pragyan Rover clicked an image of Vikram Lander this morning. The image was taken by the Navigation Camera onboard the Rover (NavCam). NavCams for the Chandrayaan-3 Mission are developed by the Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS).”
Apart from naming Chandrayaan, Vajpayee propelled lunar mission's takeoff
Taking this firm step further in enhancing its lunar understanding, the resounding success of this technological feat is thus far a culmination of ISRO’s dedication to its cause -- on meagre funding.
Chandrayaan-3 also a testament to global linkages nurtured by ISRO
Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander carries an auxiliary instrument, named ‘Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA)’ belonging to NASA.
India has earned its place in global space powers club, say experts
The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft consisted of a propulsion module (weighing 2,148 kg), a lander named Vikram (1,723.89 kg) and a rover named Pragyan (26 kg). It landed near the South Pole of the Moon on August 23 after travelling about 3.84 lakh km for over 40 days.
With India on top of the moon, experts expect positive policy changes
The moon landing will also have a positive credibility rub off effect on the Indian private space sector players in the international arena and a big boost for the youth of this country having a scientific bent of mind and space enthusiasts, they said.
Indian spacetech sector gets $62 mn in funding this year, up 60%
India currently ranks seventh in terms of funding within the international spacetech landscape, firmly establishing its influence in this dynamic sector, according to a latest report by market intelligence firm Tracxn. This exceptional growth trend is expected to continue in the upcoming months.
WATCH | Chandrayaan-3 landing point to be known as 'Shiv Shakti Point', says PM Modi
While the Chandrayaan-2 landing failure spot will be called “Tiranga point", the day of touchdown of the Vikram Lander on the Moon (August 23) will be celebrated as the “National Space Day” in the country, he added. Prime Minister Modi made the announcements while addressing the gathering of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) at the ISRO Command Centre.