The Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram Lander successfully made a second soft landing on the Moon, surpassing its intended objectives. The Lander successfully performed a hop experiment, raising itself to 40 cm and landing between 30 and 40 cm away. ISRO confirmed that all systems operated efficiently and were in good condition. The Pragyan Rover was safely parked and put into sleep mode after traveling over 100 meters on lunar soil. The space agency hopes for a successful awakening for a new set of tasks on the 22nd of the month, the anticipated date of the next sunrise.
Chandrayaan-3 Lander Touches Down On The Moon Once More
The Chandrayaan-3 lander module successfully touched down on the south pole of the Moon on August 23, making India the first nation to accomplish the illustrious feat.
Vikram Lander surpassed its mission goals
Vikram lander made a second soft landing on the Moon, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday. The Indian space agency claims that Vikram Lander “surpassed its intended objectives. Thursday morning, ISRO announced that the Vikram lander’s Pragyan Rover module captured a natural occurrence on the south pole.
It went through a hop experiment successfully. It raised itself to about 40 cm as instructed, then safely landed between 30 and 40 cm away. ISRO also stated that all systems operated normally and are in good condition. After the experiment, deployed Ramp, ChaSTE, and ILSA were bound back and redirected successfully.
The Pragyan Rover was safely parked
The Pragyan Rover was safely parked and put into sleep mode last week after traveling over 100 meters on the lunar soil from the Shiv Shakti Point, the location of the Vikram lander’s touchdown, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) reported on Saturday.
The Rover finished its tasks: ISRO
Taking to ‘X’ (previously known as Twitter), ISRO declared, “The Rover finished its tasks. It is currently parked safely and in the snooze setting. Payloads for APXS and LIBS remain disabled. The Lander uses these payloads to deliver data to the Earth. The battery is at maximum capacity right now.
Hoping for a successful awakening
The space agency hoped for a successful awakening for a new set of tasks on September 22, 2023, the anticipated date of the next sunrise.
India’s Lunar Ambassador
“The solar panel sits to catch the light on the 22nd of the month when the next sunrise will occur. Keep the receiver on. We are hoping for a productive start to another batch of assignments! Otherwise, it will remain there permanently as India’s lunar ambassador,” according to ISRO.
Instrument for the Lunar Seismic Activity
“The In-Situ Scientific Investigations ILSA cargo on the Chandrayaan 3 Lander, the first Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology-based gadget on the Moon, captured the movements of the Rover and other payloads,” according to ISRO, which posted the information on ‘X.’