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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Shiva Shakthi Point: Honoring the Collective Triumph of Chandrayaan 3 at the Lunar South Pole

In a historic moment that epitomizes the spirit of collaboration, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi christened the landing site of Chandrayaan 3 at the lunar south pole as "Shiva Shakthi Point." This name pays homage to the remarkable contributions made by the dedicated men and women scientists and engineers who played an instrumental role in ensuring the triumph of the Chandrayaan 3 project.

Chandrayaan 3, India's third lunar exploration mission, achieved a monumental feat by successfully landing at the previously unexplored southern region of the moon. The name "Shiva Shakthi Point" carries profound significance, combining two powerful forces of Hindu mythology – Lord Shiva, the destroyer, and Goddess Shakthi, the cosmic energy. This symbolic union reflects the unity, determination, and unyielding dedication of the diverse team of scientists and engineers who united their efforts to accomplish this extraordinary mission.

The journey to Shiva Shakthi Point was laden with challenges, from designing and building the spacecraft to orchestrating the complex landing sequence. Through their relentless perseverance, the scientists and engineers overcame technological hurdles, navigational complexities, and the uncertainties of space exploration. Their indomitable spirit echoes the qualities of Shiva and Shakthi, standing as a testament to humanity's ability to conquer the unknown.


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