Chandrayaan 3: India's Giant Leap to the Moon

Learn about the milestones of India's Chandrayaan missions, as the country pursues ambitious lunar exploration goals.


Genesis of Chandrayaan


India's lunar ambitions began in the early 2000s, leading to the launch of Chandrayaan-1 in 2008 - its first mission to the Moon.

Chandrayaan-1 Mission


Chandrayaan-1 orbited the Moon and helped confirm water ice on the lunar surface using radars and other instruments.

Years of Setbacks


After the success of Chandrayaan-1, India faced multiple failed missions like Chandrayaan-2 and GSLV rockets, temporarily slowing progress.

Chandrayaan-2 Mission


Launched in 2019, Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered lunar orbit and deployed a lander and rover, though the lander crashed.

Discovery of Lunar Water


Chandrayaan-1 and 2's observations helped NASAconfirm water ice in permanently shadowed craters on the Moon.

successfully Landing of Chandrayaan-3


After the unsuccessful landing of Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the Moon on 23 August.

The Gaganyaan Project


Alongside lunar exploration, ISRO is developing human spaceflight capabilities with the Gaganyaan project - India's first crewed space mission.

The Future of Indian Space Exploration


ISRO plans even more ambitious lunar missions including a lunar space station and manned mission as India aims to become a space power.

Reaching New Heights


India's Chandrayaan-3 mission has catapulted the country into an exclusive club of lunar explorers. Exciting times ahead!