New Delhi: ISRO has given a new update on Chandrayaan-3’s lander Vikram and rover Pragyan, which are resting on the moon. Regarding the Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO said in its latest post that attempts have been made to contact the lander Vikram and the rover Pragyan, but so far ISRO has not had much success. An attempt was made to contact Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram and Pragyan to find out if they were awake or not. India created history on August 23 after the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3’s ‘Vikram’ lander on the lunar surface. India is the fourth country to reach the Moon’s surface and the first to reach the South Pole.
ISRO posted on social media that there is currently no signal from their side and efforts will continue to establish contact with both of them. We inform you that earlier, Space Application Center Director Nilesh Desai said that earlier we planned to reactivate rover Pragyan and lander Vikram in the evening of September 22, but due to some reason, now we will do it tomorrow i.e. September 23. do
Attempts were made to contact the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover to confirm their wake status.
So far no signal has been received from them.
Attempts to establish contact will continue.
— ISRO (@isro) September 22, 2023
We tell you that the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover of the Moon mission are now ready to wake up on September 23. The Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover successfully landed on the lunar surface on August 23 at what is now known as the ‘Shiva Shakti Point’. As the moon dawns, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now trying to reactivate its lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-3’ by establishing contact with its solar powered lander ‘Vikram’ and rover ‘Pragyan’. May continue their scientific endeavors.
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Before nightfall on the moon, both the lander and the rover went into sleep mode earlier this month on September 4 and 2, respectively. If ISRO reactivates the lander and rover at sunrise on the moon, the Chandrayaan-3 payload can be used again for experiments. The moon’s south polar region, where both the lander and rover are located, is expected to see sunlight again and charge their solar panels soon. ISRO is now trying to re-establish communication with the lander and rover and activate them.
After landing on the Moon, the lander, rover and payload carried out a series of experiments that could be completed within 14 Earth days (one lunar day). One day of the moon is equal to 14 days of the earth. The lander and rover have a total weight of 1,752 kg and were designed to last one lunar day (about 14 Earth days) for environmental studies. ISRO hopes that when the sun rises again on the moon, they will become active again and continue experiments and research there.