Chandrayaan-3: No signal, but… ISRO still has hope

New Delhi. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said that after Chandrayaan-3 lander Vikram lander and rover Pragyan completed their missions, they were put into sleep mode earlier this month. As the moon has experienced severe winter and the temperature has become very low, the only hope now is that the lander Vikram lander and the rover Pragyan will wake up and send the signal.

In this regard, Nilesh M Desai, director of the Space Applications Centre, one of ISRO’s flagship centers, said on Friday that preparations are underway to wake up the Vikram lander and rover from ‘sleep mode’, but they will wake up automatically and autonomously. . ISRO is trying to contact them, if they wake up the signal will be received here on Earth, but not yet.

Trying, but no signal yet
He said it was expected that the signal would arrive after sunrise on the moon on September 22, as the solar-powered lander and rover charged. No signal has been received yet and efforts are underway to establish contact with Chandrayaan-3’s lander Vikram and rover Pragyan. Both the lander and the rover were put into sleep mode earlier this month on September 4 and 2, respectively, before lunar night began on Earth’s only natural satellite.

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Will notify everyone when new signal is received
Desai said that people will be informed as soon as new indications are available. Citing a 50-50 percent chance of revival, the scientist also said that if the electronics survived the cold temperatures, we would get the signal. “Otherwise, the mission has already done its job,” he said.

There remains hope for wisdom, we must now wait
The scientist said that the experiments on the lunar surface will continue when the lander and rover wake up again. Meanwhile, Padma Shri awardee and former ISRO scientist Myleswamy Annadurai said of ISRO’s efforts to revive Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, “…I am quite optimistic about Pragyan as it has been tested …but, about the lander, We will have to wait and see

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