Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has received the Aviation Week Laureates Award for its remarkable achievements in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The award was accepted on behalf of ISRO by Sripriya Ranganathan, Deputy Ambassador at the Indian Embassy in the US. The award acknowledges aerospace excellence, celebrates exploration and innovation.

About Aviation Week Laureates Awards

  • Aviation Week Network's Award Winners Awards is a prestigious recognition of the extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in the aviation and aerospace industry.
  • These unprecedented achievements epitomize the spirit of exploration, innovation and foresight that inspire others to strive for progress, change and leadership.
  • The awards ceremony is a must-see event, attended by an audience of over 400 of the industry's most distinguished professionals and influencers. The recent celebration of ISRO's groundbreaking mission, Chandrayaan-3, highlights the award winner's reputation for recognizing extraordinary achievements within the aerospace industry.
  • While Chandrayaan-3's successful landing on the Moon's south pole placed India among the leading nations in space exploration, the discovery of the presence of water opened up new avenues for research and possible habitation strategies for future missions.
  • The recognition by Aviation Week reflects international appreciation and respect for ISRO's significant contributions to space exploration, having previously received the Leif Erikson Moon Award from the Husavik Museum for his unwavering commitment to lunar exploration.

Chandrayaan-3 mission

  • Launch and craft details: Launched from Sriharikota on July 14, 2023, using a GSLV-Mark III (LVM-3) heavy-lift rocket. The spacecraft consists of a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan, this time carrying an orbiter.
  • Mission objectives: to demonstrate safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, explore the rover and conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
  • Budget: Estimated Rs 615 crore.
  • Lander and Rover Specifications: Vikram, 2 meters tall and weighing more than 1,700 kg, carries a 26 kg lunar rover, named Pragyan. Pragyaan will use a spectrometer to analyze the mineral composition of the Moon's surface.
  • Landing and deployment: Scheduled for August 23, 2023, the lander will land on the Moon and deploy the rover.
  • Operational Period: Both Vikram and Pragyan are designed to operate for one lunar day, equivalent to 14 Earth days.

Key Facts :-

  • Recognition of excellence in space exploration: ISRO being honored with the Aviation Week Laureates Award underlines the significant progress made by the Indian space agency in pushing the boundaries of space exploration. This recognition not only validates ISRO's technical capabilities but also enhances India's prestige in the global space community.
  • Incentive for future endeavors: This honor serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement for the future endeavors of ISRO. This reaffirms the importance of continued investment in research and development in space science and technology, inspiring scientists and engineers to pursue ambitious missions.
  • Global recognition of Indian achievements: ISRO's success in the Chandrayaan-3 mission reflects India's growing prominence in the international space arena. The award not only acknowledges the contribution of the agency but also highlights India's potential to become a major player in shaping the future of space exploration.

  Last update :  23 March 2024
  News Category :  Awards
  Post Category :  March 2024