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In-situ scientific experiments on lunar surface underway: ISRO

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BENGALURU, Aug 26: ISRO on Saturday said two of the three Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives have
been achieved while the third — in-situ scientific experiments — is underway.
The national space agency headquartered here also said all the payloads of Chandrayaan-3 mission
are performing normally.
“Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Of the 3 mission objectives, demonstration of a safe and soft landing on
the lunar surface is accomplished. Demonstration of Rover roving on the moon is accomplished.
Conducting in-situ scientific experiments is underway. All payloads are performing normally,” ISRO
said on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter.
India on Wednesday scripted history as ISRO’s ambitious third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3’s
Lander Module (LM) touched down on the lunar surface, making it only the fourth country to
accomplish the feat, and first to reach the uncharted south pole of Earth’s only natural satellite.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the decision to name the spot where
Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander made soft landing as “Shiv Shakti Point” and the site where the
Chandrayaan-2 lander crash-landed on the Moon’s surface in 2019 would be known as “Tiranga
Also, August 23, the day the Chandrayaan-3 lander touched down on the lunar surface, would be
celebrated as ‘National Space Day’, Modi said. (PTI)

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