Chandrayaan-3: Initial Results in Exploring Lunar South Pole
Day: Friday 6 October
Time: 09:00- 10:00 AZT (GMT+4)
Location: Heydar Aliyev Center (HAC) Auditorium
India, the first nation to land in this region and the 4th to soft land on the moon surface. This is humanity's first step in exploring lunar south high latitude region. Chandrayaan-3's Lander has successfully deployed the Rover on the lunar surface. With this, the initial objectives of demonstrating safe and soft landing on the southern high latitudes of the Moon and exhibiting rover mobility on the lunar surface have been achieved. To achieve the further scientific objectives, the instruments accommodated in the Lander and Rover have already started operating in this region and are carrying out in-situ observations. The successful soft landing proved many new technologies in terms of sensors, actuators, simulation, navigation, guidance, control etc. which will be useful for future missions. In addition, the unexplored landing location (~69 deg S) is being characterized by science payloads in terms of seismicity, thermos-physical properties, plasma environment, elemental composition would be unique. ISRO is keen to present the preliminary scientific results from this historic mission at IAC 2023, as Late Breaking News.
M. S. ANURUP