In fact, after the Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO's next likely Moon mission is in partnership with JAXA, a venture that's gathering steam.
Earlier this week, ISRO announced that Vikram and Pragyan were put to sleep after investigating the Lunar surface for two weeks — after the Sun began to set on the Moon.
Aditya-L1 signifies India's entry into the frontiers of solar research and will be a big leap in comprehending the sun's complex phenomena.
A scientist told TNIE that sulphur has been found on some parts of the moon earlier, but not on the south pole.
The H2-A rocket due to blast off from the southern island of Tanegashima was also carrying a research satellite developed with NASA and the European Space Agency.
Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE ), one of the payloads onboard the Vikram lander, shared the first observations of the temperature on the lunar surface.
India may participate actively in the Artemis mission. We would have outsourced our scientists anyway, but now India itself will play a good role, says Mylaswamy Annadurai, former director of ISRO.
The rover will carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility.
Here is a glimpse of the journey of India's third lunar exploration venture has taken so far.
The Rs 600 crore Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on July 14 onboard Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-3) rocket, for a 41-day voyage to reach near the lunar south pole.
Since 2012, Namakkal, which is about 400 km from state capital Chennai, has supplied soil to ISRO for testing for the Chandrayaan Mission capability.
Thereafter, we will be mere spectators. There is nothing that can be done from the Earth station thereafter.
According to the space agency, to achieve the mission objectives of Chandrayaan-3, several advanced technologies are present in the Lander such as LHDAC.
The Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover are in good health according to the space agency.
As the mission progresses, a series of maneuvers is being conducted by ISRO to gradually reduce Chandrayaan-3's orbit and position it over the lunar poles.
"The next operation to further reduce the orbit is scheduled for August 9, 2023, between 1300 and 1400 hrs IST," ISRO tweeted on Sunday.