Chandrayaan-3 embarks on lunar voyage

The journey from Earth to the moon for the spacecraft is estimated to take 40 days, with its landing proposed on August 23.

India's ambitious Chandrayaan-3 successfully lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh as per schedule on July 14. Chairman of ISRO and Secretary of the Department of Science S. Somnath announced that the Chandrayaan-3 craft was placed in precise orbit around the earth as aimed under the mission.

Lauding the success of the mission, PM Modi tweeted “Chandrayaan-3 scripts a new chapter in India's space odyssey. It soars high, elevating the dreams and ambitions of every Indian. This momentous achievement is a testament to our scientists' relentless dedication. I salute their spirit and ingenuity!”

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