Moon's connection with the land of this district of the country, the secret of Chandrayaan 3's success is hidden in the soil here

Chandrayaan 3: Apart from the scientists of ISRO, the soil of our country also has a golden hand in making the Chandrayaan 3 mission a success. Yes, it may sound strange but it is true. Today, if ISRO is being praised for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, then behind it is the contribution of the Namakkal soil, which is 400 kilometers away from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.

Aug 23, 2023 - 15:08
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Moon's connection with the land of this district of the country, the secret of Chandrayaan 3's success is hidden in the soil here

ISRO is ready to create history in the space sector. The eyes of the whole world are on the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Vikram Lander is about to soft land on the moon today at 6:40 pm. Four years ago, during the Chandrayaan-2 mission, the Vikram lander missed a successful landing on the lunar surface, after which ISRO decided to complete the mission through Chandrayaan-3. ISRO scientists have worked hard for Mission Moon.

Apart from the scientists of ISRO, the soil of our country also has a golden hand in making this mission successful. Yes, it may sound strange to hear this, but it is true. Today, if ISRO is being praised for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, then behind it is the contribution of the soil of Namakkal district, which is 400 kilometers away from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.

Since 2012, ISRO has been using the soil present in Namakkal to test the capabilities of the Chandrayaan mission. The land of this district resembles the surface of the moon. ISRO uses the soil here to test the capabilities of its lander module. According to information, this is the third time ISRO scientists have used Namakkal soil for testing.

The question is, what is the specialty of this soil, which ISRO scientists have used for the Chandrayaan-3 mission? So the answer has been given by Professor S. Anbazhagan, Director, Department of Geology, Periyar University. Talking to news agency PTI, he said, the soil here is similar to the soil present on the south pole of the moon. 'Anorthosite' soil is present on the surface of the moon. This type of soil is found in this area.

He told that at least 50 tonnes of soil was sent to ISRO, which is similar to the surface of the moon. ISRO scientists have also accepted that the soil present in Namakkal is similar to the surface of the Moon. He further informed that Seethampundi and Kunnamalai villages near Namakkal also have some of the same types of soil, which is used by ISRO scientists for testing the Chandrayaan mission.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer