Chandrayaan 3 Mission Update: Eagerly Waiting for Vikram Lander, Pragyan Rover to Wake Up from Sleep on Moon, Says Govt
New Delhi, September 21: ISRO scientists are eagerly waiting for the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan-3 to wake up from their 14-day sleep during the lunar night, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. “All efforts are being made to awaken Vikram and Pragyan from their sleep. When we sleep on earth tonight, Vikram and Pragyan will perhaps wake up on the moon,” Singh said, responding to a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission in the lower house of Parliament. Parliament Special Session 2023: Lok Sabha To Discuss Chandrayaan-3 Mission’s Success and Achievements in Space Sector Today.
He said the solar batteries of the instruments have been charged fully and scientists are awaiting for the temperature on the lunar surface to rise for the wake-up call to be communicated to Vikram and Pragyan. The lander and the rover are awaiting the wake-up call to get reactivated. “Team ISRO is waiting for sunrise near the south pole of the moon and the temperatures to rise,” he said. Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: ISRO’s Successful Lunar Landing Mission Chandrayaan 3 Recreated at Chhattisgarh’s Raipur 120 Feet Ganesh Pandal (Watch Video).
After conducting experiments on the moon from August 23 to September 4, the rover and lander modules of Chandrayaan-3 were put to sleep in a bid to survive the extremely frigid atmosphere at the south pole of the moon. Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the lunar south pole on August 23, propelling India to an exclusive club of four and making it the first country to land on the uncharted surface.
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