Watch video: How Chandrayaan-3’s lander camera captured Moon’s image before landing

Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander captures Moon's surface moments
Image Source : @ISRO Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander captures Moon’s surface moments before it landed

Chandrayaan 3: A day after Chandrayaan-3 landed on Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday shared a video showing how the Vikram lander’s imager camera captured the Moon’s image just prior to its touchdown on the lunar south pole.

The Indian space agency shared the video on X, formerly Twitter.

Watch the video here: 

A while ago, ISRO in another tweet, said that all the activities of Chandrayaan-3 are on schedule. All systems are normal.

“The Lander Module payloads ILSA, RAMBHA and ChaSTE are turned ‘ON’ today. The rover mobility operations have commenced and SHAPE payload on the Propulsion Module was also turned ‘ON’ on Sunday,” it said.

In a historic achievement, Indian space program Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the Moon’s far side on Wednesday evening around 6:04 pm. With this feat, India became the first country in the world to land a space mission on the southern side of the moon.

Soon after Chandrayaan-3’s landing yesterday, ISRO Chief S Somanath addressed the space centre and nation saying “India is on the Moon,” while congratulating and introducing his team. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also witnessed the historic moment of Chandrayaan-3 making a soft landing on the Moon via video conferencing, as he was in South Africa for the BRICS Summit, congratulated ISRO Chief and his team and everyone involved in the mission. 

The Prime Minister also held a telephonic conversation with S Somanath later on Wednesday evening and told him that he would soon visit the ISRO centre to personally congratulate them.

It was a proud moment for 1.4 billion people in the country and diaspora in the world to witness the Indian space program taking a giant leap in this sector and joining the elite group of countries who have excelled in space technologies. 

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