Credits: ISRO


Moon, here we are!

August 23, 2023. India’s Chandrayaan-3 space mission successfully landed on the moon’s south pole, after a complex descent maneuver on the surface of the southernmost face of the satellite, never before explored.

«We have achieved a soft landing on the moon,» announced the executive director of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Sreedhara Panicker Somanath. This achievement mades India the fourth country to land on the moon, a milestone only achieved by the United States, Russia, and China.

The lander has four scientific instruments or payloads, which will analyze the seismic activity of the Moon, study the heat flux and density of the plasma near the surface, and will allow a more precise measurement of the distance between the Earth and its satellite.

Chandrayaan-3 objectives

  • Beyond displaying the ability to safely and smoothly land, it seeks to conduct in-situ scientific investigations, as well as create and validate novel technologies essential for future interplanetary endeavors.
  • The mission’s lander contains a rover that will begin its exploration journey to collect information and samples from the lunar surface.

Credit: ISRO

3D PLUS contribution

3D PLUS proudly participates to the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission by providing highly reliable memories for the sensors and the data handling, including: SDRAM and EEPROM