India's space program achieved a significant milestone with the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3, a mission to explore the dark side of the moon.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) celebrated the flawless liftoff of the LVM3-M4 heavy-lift rocket, which carried the spacecraft, lunar lander, and rover from Sriharikota, India.

This is India's third lunar exploration mission, following the unsuccessful landing of Chandrayaan-2 in 2019.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission aims to make a soft landing near the moon's south pole, leveraging data from the previous mission's orbiter.

The spacecraft is expected to reach the moon in 40 days, with a planned landing on August 23.

If successful, India will join the elite group of countries that have achieved moon landings.

The rover will explore the moon's surface for one lunar day, collecting important data.

India's previous lunar mission confirmed the presence of water molecules near the moon's south pole.

Chandrayaan-3 showcases India's growing expertise in space exploration and establishes its position as a significant player in the field.

Chandrayaan-3 sets the stage for India's future in space exploration and scientific discoveries.