India literally burst into the small club of powers with space exploration technologies. Moreover, New Delhi did not waste time on trifles and immediately began to implement one of the most difficult stories throughout the world astronautics projects by launching the first lunar mission "Chandrayan-1" in 2008.
The second mission to send Chandrayaan 2 to the Moon failed while attempting a soft landing during a critical turn maneuver.
The Indian automatic space station Chandrayaan-3 with an orbiter, a lander and a lunar rover was launched into space on July 14 and entered the lunar orbit on August 5, after which the device began to fly over the Earth's satellite in order to reduce the distance before landing to one hundred kilometers. In fact, the launch vehicle will remain in orbit, acting as a signal relay satellite, and the Vikram descent module will be sent to the lunar surface.
The maneuver to separate it from the base platform was scheduled for August 17, later the Indian Space Research Organization reported that the descent could be delayed until August 27. However, nothing unforeseen, as in the case of the Russian apparatus Luna-25, did not happen. The descent module began landing on the moon on a given date.
Today, the Indian automatic station Chandrayan-3 transmitted footage of filming the surface of the moon, taken by one of the cameras of the Vikram lander. At the moment, it is already known that the landing platform of the Chandrayaan-3 lunar station successfully made a soft landing, landing at its South Pole for the first time in the history of studying an Earth satellite. The Indian Space Agency broadcast was watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 7,8 million others.
It is expected that the payload of the lunar rover of the Chandrayaan-3 mission will provide breakthrough knowledge about the elemental composition of the lunar surface. The lunar rover is equipped with an X-ray alpha-particle spectrometer and a laser-guided spectroscope. Detectors are also installed on the Vikram descent module.