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Video of the rotation of rover Pragyan on the lunar surface has been made with the camera of lander Vikram. ISRO shared it on August 31.
The lander and rover of Chandrayaan-3 are expected to wake up once again. After 14 days of night, sunlight has once again started reaching the southern polar part of the Moon. ISRO will try to contact Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, which have been put on sleep mode here, on September 22.
According to Indian Aerospace Defense News, the solar panels of the lander and rover can start working as soon as sunlight falls on them. ISRO had put Vikram Lander in sleep mode on September 4. Earlier on September 2, Pragyan Rover was put into sleep mode.
The lander had investigated new places on the moon with payloads before going into sleep mode. Only after that Vikram Lander was given the command to sleep. Currently all payloads are closed. Only the receiver is on, so that it can work again after taking commands from Bengaluru.
ISRO shared this video on August 25. In this, Pragyan Rover is seen coming out of the ramp of the lander.
Chandrayaan-3 mission is only for 14 days
Chandrayaan-3 mission is only for 14 days. This is because one day on the Moon is equal to 14 days on Earth. It is such a big night. That means there is night for 14 days and light for 14 days on the Moon.
During the night the temperature at the Moon’s South Pole drops to minus 238 degrees Celsius. Rover-lander can generate power in sunlight, but at nightfall the power generation process will stop. If there is no power generation, the electronics will not be able to withstand the severe cold and will get damaged.
On July 14, 2023, Chandrayaan-3 was sent into space using an LVM3-M4 rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Updates from Chandrayaan-3 till now
This picture of Vikram Lander has been taken with the help of two navigation cameras installed on Pragyan Rover. ISRO said- This is a 3-channel picture.
Soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 lander took place in 4 phases.
ISRO started the automatic landing process on August 23 at 5.44 pm from an altitude of 30 km and completed the journey in the next 20 minutes.
Chandrayaan-3 orbited the Earth 21 times and the Moon 120 times in 40 days. Chandrayaan traveled 55 lakh km to cover 3.84 lakh km distance to the moon.
1. Rough Breaking Phase:
2. Attitude Holding Phase:
3. Fine Breaking Phase:
4. Terminal Descent:
Understand from this graphics, at what speed the lander reached the moon…
This was India’s third mission to the moon, water was discovered in the first mission.
Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008. In this, a crash landing of a probe was done in which water was found on the moon. Then in 2019, Chandrayaan-2 reached close to the moon, but could not land. Chandrayaan-3 landed on the moon on 23 August 2023. Chandrayaan-3 also sent the message of reaching the moon safely. Said- ‘I have reached my destination.’
What will India gain from this mission
ISRO’s ex-scientist Manish Purohit says that through this mission, India wants to tell the world that it has the capability to make a soft landing on the moon and operate the rover there. This will increase the world’s trust in India which will help in increasing commercial business. India has launched Chandrayaan from its heavy lift launch vehicle LVM3-M4. India has already shown the capability of this vehicle to the world.
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