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India's Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission continues to achieve its goals, but Japan will have to wait a little longer for its attempts to land on Luna to succeed. As we reported on Wednesday, the Vikram lander touched down without incident. India's Space Research Organisation has since revealed that its accompanying Pragyan rover has …

  1. sarusa Silver badge
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    [party face emoji]

    Sincere congrats to India here. The last one failed, but they learned a lot from it and tried again, and succeeded. Unlike China, India's space tech isn't all stolen - they had to work hard for this.

    Especially nice to see this in the same week that Pooty Poot's defective tech - showcasing the glory of the Russian Empire - tried to steal a march on Chandrayaan-3 but spectacularly crashed and (metaphorically) burned.

    1. ITMA Silver badge

      Re: [party face emoji]

      Maybe Luna 25 was a practise run for Yevgeny Prigozhin's plane.

      1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C

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        Naah. The plane got taken out when Big Bad Vlad's dummy got spat so hard it went hypersonic.

    2. Lon24

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      Unfortunate it wasn't the other way round. The late arrival of LUNA-25 would have provided an excellent calibration opportunity for Vikram's Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) and belatedly, if unexpectedly, adding to the sum of lunar scientific understanding.

  2. ravenviz Silver badge

    When is ROOSA (Running Out Of Silly Acronyms) going to be launched?

    This is what ChatGPT has to say on the matter:

    Sure, here are 10 short acronyms for future lunar landing missions:

    1. LLX-1 (Lunar Landing Xpedition-1)

    2. ARIEL (Advanced Robotic Inhabited Lunar Expedition)

    3. LUMINA (Lunar Unmanned Missions for In-Situ Navigation and Analysis)

    4. FLARE (Future Lunar Artemis Research and Exploration)

    5. LISA (Lunar In-Situ Survey and Analysis)

    6. SOLIS (Strategic Operations for Lunar In-Situ Studies)

    7. LUNEX (Lunar Nexus Exploration)

    8. LUMARI (Lunar Missions for Advanced Research and Innovation)

    9. LUNA Prime (Lunar Unmanned Navigation and Analysis - Prime)

    10. LARC (Lunar Advanced Research Campaign)

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Which space agency is going come up with something definitive for TITSUP first?

      1. Anonymous Coward
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        Sorry Elon







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