NEW DELHI: Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) for bagging the celebrated Leif Erikson Lunar Prize. Jaishankar took to social media to increase his applause to ISRO on the achievement. “Congratulations @isro for the 2023 Leif Erikson Lunar Prize. Chandrayaan brings extra laurels to the nation,” posted Jaishankar on X.
Notably, in a momentous recognition of India’s house prowess, the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) has been feted with the celebrated Leif Erikson Lunar Prize by the Husavik Museum in Iceland. The award acknowledges ISRO’s unwavering dedication and indomitable spirit in propelling lunar exploration ahead and contributing considerably to unravelling celestial mysteries, significantly by the profitable Chandrayaan-3 mission.
“Leif Erikson Lunar Prize has been awarded by Husavik Museum for @ISRO’s indomitable spirit in advancing lunar exploration & contributing to understanding celestial mysteries #Chandrayaan3,” the Indian Embassy in Iceland posted on X. Indian Ambassador Balasubramanian Shyam acquired the celebrated prize on behalf of ISRO.”ISRO Chairman Mr S Somanath despatched a message; Amb Mr Shyam acquired the prize on ISRO’s behalf,” the embassy’s put up added.
Indian Ambassador Balasubramanian Shyam acquired the celebrated Leif Erikson Lunar Prize on behalf of ISRO. “ISRO Chairman Mr S.Somanath despatched a message; Amb Mr Shyam acquired the prize on ISRO’s behalf,” the embassy’s put up added. The triumph of Chandrayaan-3 marked a historic milestone on August 23 when the lander module efficiently touched down on the moon’s South Pole. India grew to become the fourth nation, following the USA, China, and Russia, to realize a profitable lunar touchdown. The mission not solely showcased technological prowess but in addition signalled redemption after the frustration of the Chandrayaan-2 crash touchdown 4 years earlier.
Put up-landing, the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover carried out numerous duties on the lunar floor, together with detecting the presence of sulfur and different parts, recording relative temperature, and monitoring lunar actions. The success of Chandrayaan-3 additional solidified India’s standing in lunar exploration.
Following the lunar triumph, India swiftly moved forward with its maiden photo voltaic mission, Aditya-L1, launched on September 2. The spacecraft has efficiently undergone a number of maneuvers, together with 4 earth-bound maneuvers and an important Trans-Lagrangean Level 1 Insertion (TL1I) maneuver, enabling it to flee Earth’s sphere of affect.
In the newest improvement, the Propulsion Module (PM) of Chandrayaan-3 achieved one other feat by transitioning from lunar orbit to Earth’s orbit. The Indian Area Analysis Organisation shared the achievement on X, stating, “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Ch-3’s Propulsion Module (PM) takes a profitable detour! In one other distinctive experiment, the PM is introduced from Lunar orbit to Earth’s orbit. An orbit-raising manoeuvre and a Trans-Earth injection manoeuvre positioned PM in an Earth-bound orbit.”