India’s Chandrayaan 3 mission rover Pragyaan was put into sleep mode on September 3.
Now Chandrayaan 3’s lander Vikram has also been shifted to slip mode for the next 2 weeks.
According to the Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO), Vikram Lander’s sleep mode was enabled at 7:30 am Pakistan time.
ISRO further said that before the sleep mode, the lander’s data was transferred to the ground and after that the payloads were switched off, however the lander’s receivers would continue to function.
The rover and lander involved in the Chandrayaan 3 mission have been put into sleep mode before the start of the lunar night.
ISRO expects the two to ‘wake up’ again on September 22.
Earlier, ISRO had successfully carried out a successful transfer of the Vikram lander from one place to another.
On September 3, the lander lifted itself 40 cm into the atmosphere and landed 30 to 40 cm away again on the lunar surface.
According to ISRO, the Vikram lander experiment was a success and this experiment will help bring back lunar samples to Earth and for human missions in the future.
Although the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover were designed for a 14-day life on the moon, ISRO expects that both of them will wake up again with the start of a new day on the moon.
Even if that doesn’t happen, the mission will remain there as India’s lunar ambassador.
If you don’t know, know that one lunar night is equal to 14 Earth days.
The Pragyan rover and the Vikram lander will be deprived of sunlight when lunar night begins on September 7.
Both of them are solar powered so it will not be possible for them to continue working.
It may be noted that the Chandrayaan 3 mission was launched on July 14, remained in Earth orbit for 10 days after launch, and after successfully entering lunar orbit on August 5, successfully landed at the South Pole of the Moon on August 23. had gone.
After the success of the mission, India became the fourth country in the world to make a soft landing on the Moon and the first country to reach the South Pole of the Moon.