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Chandrayaan-3 Mission Rover And Lander Set Into Sleep Mode After Completing Its Primary Mission

Chandrayaan-3 Mission Rover And Lander Set Into Sleep Mode After Completing Its Primary Mission|Telangana Today

India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission lunar rover and lander have completed their primary mission of exploring the moon’s South Pole, where deposits of frozen water may exist.

Chandrayaan-3 Mission Rover And Lander Set Into Sleep Mode After Completing Its Primary Mission|The Wire

The Chandrayaan-3 mission may wake up later this month for its next mission.

The Pragyan rover and Vikram lander of the Chandrayaan-3 mission have their scientific instruments turned off, in preparation for the upcoming two-week lunar night.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) hopes that the Chandrayaan-3 mission lunar rover and lander will wake up when the sun rises again on September 22, 2023.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission lunar lander performed a short hop before going to sleep, potentially a test for a future sample return mission.

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Despite the uncertainty surrounding the awakening of the two vehicles, the ISRO remains optimistic about the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission.

The Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover collected significant data during their operational period has provided valuable insights into the Moon’s geology and potential resources, BBC says.

BBC added that the perseverance and dedication of the Indian scientists and engineers involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission are commendable, and their achievements have undoubtedly propelled India’s space program to new heights.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission was India’s first successful attempt to land on the moon, making it also the world’s first successful landing in the southern lunar region.

READ MORE|Chandrayaan-3 rover and lander in sleep mode but might wake up later this month

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