Scientists Behind The Success Of Chandrayaan-3 Mission

ISRO has made India proud and created history. On August 23 at 6: 04 PM, the highly aspiring chandrayaan-3 mission successfully landed on the South Pole of the Moon. This successful landing on the South Pole of the Moon has made India the first country in the world to do so. All thanks to ISRO and the masterminds behind the successful mission.

August 23 will go down in history as one of the most proud days for the scientific community and India. Let's remember and celebrate the brilliant scientists who made the lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, possible.

1. S. Somnath: CHAIRMAN ISRO.

S. Somnath is the 10th Chairman of the ISRO. He is an accomplished aerospace engineer. Under the leadership of this brilliant scientist, India became the first country in the world to successfully land on the Lunar South Pole and the fourth nation to land on the Moon. 

Somanath has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from TKM College of Engineering and a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Somnath played a critical role in crafting the design of the launch vehicle which launched Chandrayaan-3 into orbit. 

2. P. Veeramuthuvel: PROJECT DIRECTOR.

P. Veeramuthuve was the overall Project Director of Chandraayan-3 mission. Ever since the craft was launched on July 14, 2023, Veeramuthuvel and his team was continually monitoring its health and activities during its three-week-long journey to the moon. He has a degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. 


 Nair was also one of the major scientists behind the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission. S. Unnikrishnan Nair and his team at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre were in charge of building the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. He a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, Chennai.

4. B N Ramakrishna, Director, ISTRAC.

B N Ramakrishna is an expert in the areas of orbit determination and navigation of spacecraft. He has a Master's Degree in Science.

5. S Mohana Kumar, Mission Director.

Mohana Kumar has been a part of ISRO for over 30 years. He was the Mission Director for Chandrayaan-3 and he officially announced the launch of the spacecraft on July 14.

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