New Delhi: There is a big update about Mission Moon i.e. Chandrayaan-3. Vikram and Pragyan sleeping on the moon will get more rest. Chandrayaan-3’s launch program for Vikram lander and Pragyan rover has been postponed for a day. That means even today Vikram and Pragyan will not wake up and will sleep peacefully one day. In fact, ISRO i.e. Indian Space Research Organization has postponed the launch program of Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover for one day today i.e. 22nd September. Now an attempt will be made to wake Pragyan and Vikram of Chandrayaan-3 on Saturday i.e. 23rd September.
As per India Today report, Space Application Center Director Nilesh Desai said that earlier we planned to reactivate rover Pragyan and lander Vikram on September 22nd evening, but now due to some reason we have decided to do it tomorrow i.e. September 23rd. to do 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’.
All eyes on the moon again! Pragyan rover and Vikram lander will wake up ISRO, may get great success
ISRO put the rover and lander into sleep mode earlier this month after successfully testing the lunar surface. The rover Pragyan was put into sleep mode on September 2, followed by the Vikram lander on September 4. Since then they both sleep peacefully on the moon. If ISRO reactivates the lander and rover at sunrise on the moon, the Chandrayaan-3 payload can be used again for experiments.
How far has wisdom progressed?
Under the Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover carried out several lunar experiments. The Pragyan rover has covered a distance of more than 100 meters on the lunar surface, confirming the presence of sulfur (S) on the lunar surface near the south pole. At the same time, the Vikram lander also made unprecedented measurements of the near-surface lunar plasma environment in the south polar region. ISRO initially planned for the rover to cover a distance of 300-350 meters. But for some reason the rover has managed to go only 105 meters so far. Nevertheless, the mission exceeded its objectives. The Vikram lander has successfully completed the Moon Hop test, an important achievement for future Moon missions and human exploration.
ISRO is trying to activate
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. ISRO’s Space Applications Center director Nilesh Desai said that we have put both the lander and the rover in ‘sleep mode’ as the temperature will drop to minus 120-200 degrees Celsius. Moonrise will occur on September 20 and we expect the solar panels and other instruments to be fully charged, so we will try to activate both the lander and the rover.
More data will be available once activated
Desai told news agency PTI yesterday that if we are lucky, both our lander and rover will become active and we will get some more experimental data, which will be useful for us to further investigate the lunar surface. We eagerly await the proceedings from 22nd September onwards. We look forward to activating both the lander and rover and getting some more useful data. 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.
ISRO expects from rover and lander
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. ISRO said on September 4, ‘Once the solar power is exhausted and the batteries also stop receiving power, Vikram will go into idle mode near Pragyan. He is expected to be active around September 22, 2023. ISRO said the payload was turned off and the lander’s receiver was kept on. 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. (also from input language)