India has launched its Chandrayaan-3 mission, The Chandrayaan-3, took off onboard a Launch Vehicle Mark-III rocket at 2:35 pm, on 14 July, the purpose of the mission is to explore the south pole of the moon by rover, completing a scientific mission that failed due to a software glitch in 2019.
Chandrayaan-2 mission failed in 2019 when a software glitch caused the lander to crash into the surface of the moon. The Vikram lander was meant to deploy a six-wheeled rover named Pragyan that would explore the moon’s south pole but was destroyed on impact.
The earlier Chandrayaan-1 mission consisted of a lunar orbiter and a probe designed to deliberately hit the moon at speed, again targeting the south pole. That mission was a success and made India the fourth nation on Earth to leave its flag on the moon.
To date, only the US, the USSR, and China have successfully landed lunar missions intact.