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ISRO started the automatic landing process on August 23 at 5.44 pm from an altitude of 30 km. 20 minutes later, at 6.04 pm, lander Vikram landed on the lunar surface.
ISRO will make efforts to wake up Chandrayaan-3’s rover Pragyan and lander Vikram today on September 23. The Indian Space Agency had said yesterday on September 22 that there are no signals from Chandrayaan yet. Our efforts to establish contact will continue.
After 14 days of night, sunlight has once again started reaching the South Pole of the Moon. In such a situation, ISRO is hopeful of waking up Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover which were put on sleep mode. ISRO had put the lander in sleep mode on September 4. Earlier on September 2, the rover was put into sleep mode. ISRO has kept the receivers of Lander-Rover on.
Rover in such a direction that sunlight falls on the solar panel
ISRO had kept the batteries of lander Vikram and rover Pragyan fully charged before putting them in sleep mode. The rover was placed in such a direction that at sunrise, sunlight fell directly on the solar panels. It is expected that it will start working again.
ISRO shared this video on August 25. In this, Pragyan Rover is seen coming out of the ramp of the lander.
Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on 14 July 2023
Chandrayaan-3 was launched on 14 July 2023 at 2:35 pm. It was sent into space through LVM3 rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. On August 23, it landed on the South Pole of the Moon. India is the first country to do so.
Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on 14 July 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
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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.
ISRO conducted the hop experiment on September 3 and re-landed the Vikram lander on the lunar surface.
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:
On August 23, Vikram Lander made a soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon.
Why Chandrayaan-3 mission is only for 14 days?
Chandrayaan-3 mission was 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 sunlight for 14 days on the Moon. At night the temperature at the South Pole of the Moon drops to minus 200 degrees.
Rover-lander can generate power in sunlight, but power generation stops at night. Due to stoppage of power generation, electronics cannot withstand severe cold and may get damaged. Countries like America and Russia also use nuclear fuel for power, so their missions last longer.
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.’
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