Photo: Chandrayaan Interplanetary Station -3"
Indian landing module "Vikram" with the moonwalk “Pragueyan” made a successful landing on the surface of the Moon. The landing of the apparatus was broadcast live. It was watched by almost 6.5 million viewers.
To the moon "Vikram" delivered by the automatic interplanetary station “Chandrayan-3”. It was launched on July 14 on the LVM 3 M4 launch vehicle from the Space Center in the Bay of Bengal.
The station landed at 18:02 Indian time (15:32 Kyiv time) in the area of the South Pole of the Moon .
It is stated that "Chandrayan-3" will study the soil and craters of the Moon, as well as traces of tectonic activity. It is expected that the lunar rover will work at the South Pole for one lunar day – 14 Earth days. “The Indian Vikram spacecraft with a lunar rover on board landed on the Moon” />
India became the fourth country after the USSR, the USA and China to land its spacecraft on the surface of the Moon.
In 2019, India already tried to send a station to the moon as part of the "Chandrayan-2" project. Then the station was able to enter the lunar orbit, however, due to technical problems, it could not land on the surface of the satellite. The landing module crashed on the lunar surface.
Almost simultaneously with the Indian Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, the Russian Luna-25 station arrived at the Earth's satellite. Her attempt to land on the moon was unsuccessful – she crashed.
Prepared by Serhiy Daga