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Video: India's 'Chandrayaan-3' Exits Spacecraft, Starts Moving on Lunar South Pole Surface

Fri 25 Aug 2023 | 06:35 PM
Rana Atef

Indian lunar rover "Chandrayaan-3" started its journey on the moon, Thursday, as it departed its spacecraft.

The lunar rover can, now, start exploring the surface of the lunar south pole and conducting experiments.

The spacecraft successfully landed on the unexplored area of the moon, Wednesday,  making the nation the first country to reach this spot after the failure of the Russian Luna 25.

The touchdown by the lander after a failed attempt in 2019 was greatly celebrated in India whose people took to the streets for a celebration.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S. Somanath said both the spacecraft and the rover were in good condition, and "both are working very well."

"All activities are on schedule. All systems are normal," ISRO posted on X, adding: "Rover mobility operations have commenced."