Signals from India’s Chandrayaan 3 mission have stopped

Chandrayaan 3 Mission's Vikram Lander / Photo courtesy ISRO
Chandrayaan 3 Mission’s Vikram Lander / Photo courtesy ISRO

India’s Chandrayaan 3 mission to the moon has stopped receiving signals.

According to the Indian media, the Indian Space Agency has said that they have been trying to contact Chandrayaan-3 for several days, but no signal has been received from the mission yet.

According to the Indian Space Agency, the batteries have been damaged due to extreme cold on the South Pole of the Moon. It is hoped that the mission will start sending signals again after the batteries are recharged.

Chandrayaan 3 landed on the southern surface of the Moon in August, the Chandrayaan 3 mission continued to receive data and images for two weeks.

The Indian Space Agency had announced on September 2 that Chandrayaan 3 rover Pragyan has been put on sleep mode, the next day Chandrayaan 3 lander Vikram was also shifted to sleep mode for the next 2 weeks.

The Indian Space Agency had said that the lander’s data was transferred to Earth before the sleep mode and the payloads were switched off after that, although the lander’s receivers would continue to function.

Indian scientists expected that these two would ‘awaken’ again on September 22.

Although the Vikram lander and the Pragyaan rover were designed for a 14-day life on the moon, Indian scientists expected that they would wake up again with the start of a new day on the moon. Will remain there as India’s lunar ambassador.

It should be noted that one lunar night is equal to 14 days on Earth. When the lunar night began on September 7, Pragyaan rover and Vikram lander were deprived of sunlight, both of which work on solar power. So it was not possible for them to continue working, so they were already put into sleep mode.

It should also be known that during the night the temperature of the surface of the moon reaches minus 133 degrees Celsius.

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.

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