"I Reached My Destination and You Too!": Celebrating Chandrayaan-3's Successful Lunar Landing

Chandrayaan-3's successful soft landing on the Moon stands as a monumental achievement for India's space exploration endeavors.


In a triumphant display of India's prowess in space exploration, Chandrayaan-3 has scripted history by successfully soft-landing on the Moon's surface. The culmination of meticulous planning, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering dedication, this achievement is a testament to India's commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery. Let's take a chronological journey through the mission's key milestones, leading up to its monumental success.

From ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) :

'I reached my destination and you too!': Chandrayaan-3

Chandrayaan-3 has successfully soft-landed on the moon. Congratulations, India!

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Official

July 11, 2023: The Journey Begins

The countdown to Chandrayaan-3's journey to the Moon officially commenced on July 11th, 2023. The successful launch of the LVM3 M4 vehicle marked the first step of this ambitious mission, propelling Chandrayaan-3 into its designated orbit. As the spacecraft embarked on its celestial journey, the collective excitement of the nation soared.

July 15 - 25, 2023: A Series of Orbit Maneuvers

In the days following the launch, Chandrayaan-3 underwent a series of orbit-raising maneuvers, gradually positioning itself for the intricate dance toward the Moon. These maneuvers, precisely executed, brought the spacecraft closer to its lunar destination, ensuring that it was on the correct trajectory.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): LVM3-M4/ Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): LVM3-M4/ Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission

August 1, 2023: Lunar-Orbit Insertion Phase

As Chandrayaan-3 neared the Moon, the mission entered the crucial Lunar-Orbit Insertion (LOI) phase. The spacecraft was inserted into a translunar orbit, setting the stage for its arrival in the Moon's vicinity. This maneuver, meticulously calculated and executed, showcased the precision of India's space technology.

August 5, 2023: Gazing at the Moon

Chandrayaan-3 captured a breathtaking video of the Moon during its Lunar Orbit Insertion. The released video footage provided a unique perspective of our celestial neighbor as seen from the spacecraft. This mesmerizing visual was a reminder of the wonders that space exploration can unveil.

August 19 - 23, 2023: Countdown to Soft Landing

As Chandrayaan-3 approached its final descent, the anticipation reached its zenith. With each maneuver, the spacecraft meticulously adjusted its trajectory, ensuring that it was on course for the ultimate goal – a successful soft landing on the Moon's surface.

August 23, 2023: Triumph in the Lunar Landscape

On this historic day, India and the world held their collective breath as Chandrayaan-3 initiated its powered descent. The culmination of years of research, innovation, and sheer determination bore fruit as the spacecraft softly landed on the Moon. The live telecast, beginning at 17:20 Hrs. IST, captured the nation's awe and joy as the mission accomplished its objective. The triumphant message, "I reached my destination and you too!", echoed the spirit of achievement.

Chandrayaan-3 landing live: ISRO
Chandrayaan-3 landing live: ISRO

For more information please visit the ISRO Official website: https://www.isro.gov.in/

More Information-1: Chandrayaan-3 Details

More Information-2: Chandrayaan-3 Brochure PDF


Chandrayaan-3's successful soft landing on the Moon stands as a monumental achievement for India's space exploration endeavors. The mission's journey, from launch to landing, exemplifies the spirit of innovation, collaboration, and perseverance. With its scientific instruments poised to unlock the Moon's mysteries, Chandrayaan-3 not only propels India's space program to new heights but also inspires generations to reach for the stars. As we celebrate this momentous achievement, we're reminded that the sky is not the limit; it's just the beginning of our cosmic exploration.