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Chandrayaan 3 moon landing LIVE: Updates as space agency ISRO attempts India’s first ever lunar trip
- READ MORE: MailOnline’s latest coverage of India’s South Pole moon landings
This is MailOnline’s liveblog covering India’s attempts to land on the South Pole of the moon.
India are in competition with a number of other countries as part of what’s being described as ‘space race 2.0’, China and the US also have ambitions to land at the moon’s southernmost region later this decade.
So what is it about the lunar south that means the world’s greatest space superpowers are so interested in getting there?
Here is everything you need to know about the mission to land on the moon’s South Pole.
Earlier this morning, ISRO released a Tweet from its official account which read: ‘The mission is on schedule.
‘Systems are undergoing regular checks. Smooth sailing is continuing. The Mission Operations Complex (MOX) is buzzed with energy & excitement!
The mission is on schedule.
Systems are undergoing regular checks.
Smooth sailing is continuing.
The Mission Operations Complex (MOX) is buzzed with energy & excitement!
The live telecast of the landing operations at MOX/ISTRAC begins at 17:20 Hrs. IST… pic.twitter.com/Ucfg9HAvrY
Hello everyone and welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog of India’s attempt to land on the Moon’s South Pole.
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