India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has successfully entered lunar orbit,moving one step closer to executing a controlled landing on the moon’s South Pole. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed that the spacecraft underwent a planned orbit reduction maneuver, bringing it closer to the moon’s surface. The craft is expected to land on August 23,and if successful,India will become the fourth country to achieve this feat after the United States,the former Soviet Union, and China.

Chandrayaan-3, developed by ISRO,consists of a lander propulsion module, and rover, with the aim of safely landing near the challenging terrain of the moon’s South Pole to collect data and conduct scientific experiments. This is India’s second attempt at a soft landing, with the previous effort failing with Chandrayaan-2 in 2019. However,mission, Chandrayaan-1,was successful in orbiting the moon in 2008.

India’s space program has been in development for over six decades,and under Prime Minister Narendra Modi,the country’s space ambitions have seen significant progress. The success of Chandrayaan-3 is seen as a testament to India’s scientific prowess and innovation.The mission represents a new chapter in India’s space journey and elevates the dreams and ambitions of the nation.