Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing is hailed as a major achievement; made headlines across the world

The successful soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon has been hailed by major foreign media outlets as an amazing achievement and a major moment for the country’s space exploration to put India in an elite club of nations, which has created a space Has raised its profile as a travel nation.

From the New York Times to the BBC and The Guardian to The Washington Post, the historic event in India’s space program grabbed headlines across the world on Wednesday. Mainstream American newspapers, many of which cast doubt on India’s space mission and sometimes ridiculed it through cartoons, noted the great Indian achievement.

The New York Times reported, “The Chandrayaan-3 mission makes India the first country to simultaneously reach the south polar region of the Moon and adds to the achievements of the country’s domestic space programme.” The Washington Post wrote some stories and an opinion piece covering a variety of points of view to celebrate this historic occasion.

“It’s an amazing achievement for India’s space program – and marks a pivotal moment in geopolitics. It comes just days after a Russian mission in the same region went awry and hammered the lunar surface for a successful landing.” Kind of broke. The last nail in the coffin of Russia’s collapse,” wrote David von Drehle, the daily’s deputy opinion editor.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, “‘India is on the Moon’: Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on Moon’s south pole.” The BBC titled its article ‘Chandrayaan-3: India makes historic landing near Moon’s south pole’. BBC science editor Rebecca Morrell wrote, “This is a huge moment for India – and it lifts them up the list of space superpowers.”

“It hasn’t been easy landing on the moon? As Russia’s attempt this week has exposed? And many missions have failed, including India’s first attempt,” he said. “The mission could cement India’s position as a global superpower in space,” CNN said in the article. Prior to this, only the United States, China and the former Soviet Union have accomplished soft landings on the lunar surface. ” Land a spacecraft on the moon’.

Chandrayaan-3’s landing site is closer to the South Pole of the Moon than any other spacecraft in history. It said the South Pole region is considered an area of major scientific and strategic interest for spacefaring nations, as scientists believe the region is home to deposits of water ice.

It added, “Working with allies such as the United States and France, India is part of the second wave of emerging space powers. The country’s space program has become one of the world’s busiest in the development of exploratory space technology.” Has gone.”

India’s mission has become all the more important since the failure of Russia’s Luna 25 landing attempt. With the success of Chandrayaan-3, India became the second country in the 21st century to land a spacecraft on the Moon after China, which has landed three landers on the lunar surface since 2013 including the first to touch down on the far side of the Moon, CNN said.

India is the fourth country after the US, China, and the former Soviet Union to conduct a controlled landing on the surface. Ian Sample, the science editor of The Guardian newspaper, wrote in an article titled ‘Landing on the Moon at India’s South Pole’ that India has chosen one of the Moon’s poles as its destination, “to land near the equator”. It’s more difficult than likely” It makes success that much sweeter. Big business for the global space race.

“Landing at the poles is much more difficult than landing at the equator. You have to go into polar orbit to drop the lander, and nobody’s done that before. The US hasn’t landed anything on the poles of the Moon,” he said. There is much more to achievement than just technical achievement. The landing boosted the prestige of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) less than a week after the Russian probe went out of control and crashed on the lunar surface.

The landing raised India’s image as a spacefaring nation at a crucial time. India, like other countries, has also privatized its rocket launches. Through foreign investment, India plans to increase its share of the global launch market fivefold over the next decade. That ambition will be helped by India being seen as a low-cost provider of space launch services, the paper said. “This is an exciting moment for Indian space exploration,” said Professor Andrew Coates at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

“Following their previous successful orbits on the Moon and Mars, this cements their position as one of the leading spacefaring nations and is an impressive scientific and engineering achievement,” he added. The Telegraph’s science editor Sarah Knapton wrote India has fired the starting gun in the race for resources on the Moon.