Chandrayaan-3 Landing Site

Chandrayaan-3 Seen From Orbit
Chandrayaan-3 lander is in the center of the image, its dark shadow is visible against the bright halo surrounding the vehicle. The image is 1738 meters wide, M1447750764LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the Moon on 23 August 2023. LROC acquired this oblique view (42° slew angle) of the lander four days later. The bright halo around the vehicle resulted from the rocket plume interacting with the fine-grained regolith (soil). Visit the ISRO gallery of Chandrayaan-3 images.

Annotated version of orbital view showing north arrow and box around lander
The Chandrayaan-3 landing site is located about 600 kilometers from the south pole (69.3741°S, 32.32°E, 532 m elevation). The white box is 338 meters wide, M1447750764LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].


Full NAC image (M1447750764LR) of the Chandrayaan-3 landing site; scroll around to find the lander [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

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Published by Mark Robinson on 5 September 2023