ISRO’s Efforts to Revive Pragyan Rover and Vikram Lander: In an effort to learn more about the Pragyan rover and Vikram lander stationed close to the south pole of the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made an effort to re-establish contact with them today.
As the Moon experiences daybreak and sunlight returns to the lunar south polar region, ISRO hopes that the lander and rover’s solar panels will soon recharge to their maximum capacity, allowing ISRO to revive and examine them. Both the rover and lander had been put into sleep mode, and on September 2, following a lunar night (which is equivalent to 14 days on Earth), they were “safely parked.”
The Chandrayaan-3 mission update from ISRO stated, “We have not received any signals from them. Attempts to re-establish contact will continue.”
Efforts have been made to establish communication with the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover to ascertain their wake-up condition.
As of now, no signals have been received from them.
Efforts to establish contact will continue.
— ISRO (@isro) September 22, 2023
The lander and rover are expected to quickly recharge their solar panels and other components as soon as morning breaks and sunlight returns to the area of the lunar south pole, according to the mission’s instructions. The lander and rover will subsequently be examined by ISRO in an effort to see whether they can be revived.
“Since the temperature is expected to plummet to between minus 120 and 200 degrees Celsius, we have put the lander and rover into sleep mode. The Moon will begin to rise on September 20, and by September 22 we anticipate that the solar panels and other components will be fully charged. So, Neelam Desai, head of the ISRO Space Application Center, said, “We will try to restore the lander and rover.
The “Shiv Shakti Point” Narendra Modi, the prime minister, had already declared that the landing site for the lander Vikram would be known as “Shiv Shakti Point.” He made the remark as he was congratulating ISRO scientists in Bengaluru on the accomplishment of the mission.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission encountered an unfortunate incident in 2019 at another touchdown place on the Moon, which has been dubbed “Tiranga Point.”
Added a touchdown The Vikram lander made another try at a hop experiment on the lunar surface before going into sleep mode. It raised around 40 centimeters after restarting its motors before returning to the ground safely at a distance of 30 to 40 cm.
“The hop experiment was successfully accomplished by the Vikram lander, exceeding the objectives of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. It restarted the engine as instructed, elevated itself by around 40 centimeters, and then plummeted safely to a height of 30 to 40 centimeters, according to ISRO.
The lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan) performed a number of tasks on the lunar surface after this historic touchdown, such as identifying the presence of sulfur and recording comparative temperatures.