Opposition ‘INDIA’ alliance parties, who are currently camping in Mumbai for a strategy meeting on Friday passed a resolution on India’s successful Chandrayaan-3 moon mission.
“We, the INDIA parties congratulate the entire ISRO family – present and past – for its outstanding achievements which have made our country proud,” the INDIA alliance’s, or (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) resolution read.
The grand Opposition alliance gave credit to the past governments too, saying it has taken six decades to build, expand and deepen ISRO’s capacities and capabilities.
“Chandrayaan-3 has thrilled the world, which is looking eagerly to the launch of Aditya-L1 tomorrow. We hope that the extraordinary accomplishments of ISRO strengthen the spirit of scientific temper in our society and give our youth the inspiration to excel in fields of scientific endeavour” the resolution read.

On August 23, India took a giant leap as the Chandrayaan-3 lander module successfully landed on the moon’s South Pole, making it the first country to have achieved the historic feat and bringing to an end the disappointment over the crash landing of the Chandrayaan-2, four years ago. Overall, India became the fourth country – after the US, China, and Russia – to have successfully landed on the moon’s surface.
After having landed, the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover performed different set tasks on the lunar surface, including finding the presence of sulphur and recording relative temperature.
Now, shifting focus to its next space odyssey after a successful moon mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for the country’s maiden solar mission — Aditya-L1.
The launch of the sun mission is scheduled for Saturday at 1150 IST from the launch pad at Sriharikota, with the launch rehearsal and vehicle internal checks all being completed.
Aditya-L1 is India’s first solar space observatory and will be launched by the PSLV-C57. It will carry seven different payloads to have a detailed study of the sun, four of which will observe the light from the sun and the other three will measure in-situ parameters of the plasma and magnetic fields. Aditya-L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (or L1), which is 1.5 million km away from the Earth in the direction of the sun. It is expected to cover the distance in four months’ time. (ANI)