Chansrayan-3 Update: The lander and rover of Chandrayaan-3, which created history by successfully landing in the South Pole region of the Moon, about 3 lakh 75 thousand kilometers away from the Earth, are expected to wake up once again. After 14 days of night on the Moon, light will finally reach the southern polar region after sunrise on September 22. Here, at Shiv Shakti Point, where Chandrayaan had landed, lander Vikram and rover Pragyan are parked in sleep mode. Scientists hope that Lander Vikram and Rover Pragyan can start working as soon as sunlight falls on their solar panels once again.
ISRO preparing for communication with Chandrayaan-3
ISRO scientists have started preparing to re-establish contact with Chandrayaan-3. A day earlier on Wednesday, ISRO has given an update about this on micro blogging site X (formerly Twitter). ISRO said, “Sunrise is expected early at Shiv Shakti Point. Soon Vikram and Pragyan will get the required amount of sunlight.” ISRO said before starting efforts to re-establish communication with them on September 22 (Friday). , will wait for the lander and rover to warm up above a certain temperature.”
What does ISRO Chairman have to say?
ISRO Chairman S Somnath said he hoped its payloads could start working again after sunrise at Shiv Shakti Point, where the lander and rover are parked. ISRO team will try to communicate again on 21st and 22nd September. “We can only hope that both devices start working again,” he said.
Chandrayaan-3 created history on 23 August
Chandrayaan-3 created history after its successful landing in the South Pole region of the Moon on August 23. Its payloads worked brilliantly there for one lunar day i.e. 14 Earth days. Along with confirming the presence of other minerals including sulphur, iron and oxygen in the lunar soil, Lander and Vikram also took spectacular photographs of each other and sent them to Earth. Apart from this, seismic activities were also recorded on the surface of the moon.
14 days after landing, ISRO sent the command before sunset on the moon, after which the lander once again took a short flight and landed a little away from its place. The lander and Vikram were parked there before sunset and sent into sleep mode.
The batteries are charged by sunlight falling on the solar panels installed in the lander and Vikram. Although on Earth they were tested at a temperature of -150 degrees Celsius, but on the Moon the temperature reaches less than -200 degrees Celsius at night. Due to this there is a possibility of these batteries becoming dead.
What will be the benefits if Vikram and Pragyan start working again?
If the lander and rover of the Indian Chandrayaan-3, which is searching for minerals and water on the Moon, the celestial body closest to the Earth, start working again, it will showcase India’s indigenous technology to the entire world. Especially the doors to unprecedented technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Remote Sensing, Remote Navigation, Remote Mining, Digital Controlled Driving and Hit Shielding will open. This will give birth to new industries, which will be successful in landing vehicles on any other celestial body away from Earth, irrespective of the temperature, with India’s hit shielding technology and enabling them to operate for a long time at a low cost.
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