Chandrayaan 3 Launch Update: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told on Saturday (2 September) that the Rover Pragyan of Chandrayaan-3 sent to the Moon has completed its work. It is now safely parked.
ISRO wrote on social media X, “The rover of Chandrayaan-3 has completed its assignment. It is now safely set to Park and Sleep mode. Both the payloads APXS (APXS) and LIBS (LIBS) engaged in it have been discontinued. Data from these payloads has been transmitted to Earth through the lander. Battery is fully charged. The rover has been placed in such a direction that when the sun rises on September 22, 2023, the sunlight will fall on the solar panels. The receiver has been kept on.”
100 meters away
ISRO chief S Somnath told on Saturday morning itself that the rover and lander of Chandrayaan-3 sent to the moon are working properly. Somnath said that the lander ‘Vikram’ and Rover ‘Pragyan’ Still working and ‘‘our team is now doing a lot of work with scientific equipment.’’
The Rover completed its assignments.
It is now safely parked and set into Sleep mode.
APXS and LIBS payloads are turned off.
Data from these payloads is transmitted to the Earth via the Lander.
Currently, the battery is fully charged.
The solar panel is…
— ISRO (@isro) September 2, 2023
He said, ‘‘The good news is that the rover is at least 100 meters away from the lander. We are going to start the process of deactivating them in the coming day or two, because it is going to be night there (on the moon). ’’
Let us tell you that Chandrayaan-3 had made a soft landing on the surface of the Moon on August 23 at 6.04 pm.
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