ISRO Chief Confirms Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover Are Working Well
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath announced on Thursday that both the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan are in good condition and there will be further movements. However, he also listed the challenges that lie ahead for the moon mission.
The Challenges Ahead
- The absence of atmosphere on the Moon poses a risk of objects hitting the lander and rover from anywhere.
- There is a thermal issue and communication blackout problem.
- If an asteroid or other object hits the lander and rover with tremendous velocity, they will be destroyed.
Somanath explained that the surface of the moon is full of marks caused by the hitting of space objects. Unlike the moon, the earth’s atmosphere burns up most space objects, so we don’t feel the impact. He emphasized the importance of addressing these challenges to ensure the success of the mission.
Successful Landing on the South Pole
On Wednesday, India made history by becoming the first country to touch down on the south pole of the lunar surface. The Chandrayaan 3’s ‘Vikram’ lander successfully made a soft landing at 6:04 PM IST, sparking celebration across the nation.
The ISRO also confirmed that the Pragyan rover has ramped down from the lander and is currently “taking a walk on the moon.” The rover has two instruments for analyzing the elemental and chemical compositions of the lunar surface. It will also conduct a robotic path planning exercise for future space explorations.
Future Missions and Launch
Somanath expressed his pride in the successful landing and stated that the ISRO is looking forward to more challenging tasks. He also revealed that India’s maiden solar mission, ‘Aditya,’ will be ready for launch next month.
The ISRO chief’s optimism and enthusiasm reflect the hard work and dedication of the entire team involved in the mission. With the successful landing, India has taken a significant step towards furthering space exploration.
- ISRO chief S Somanath confirmed that both the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover are in good condition and there will be further movements.
- The challenges for the moon mission include the absence of atmosphere, thermal issues, and communication blackout problems.
- India became the first country to touch down on the south pole of the lunar surface with the successful landing of Chandrayaan 3’s ‘Vikram’ lander.
- The Pragyan rover is currently exploring the lunar surface and conducting experiments related to elemental and chemical compositions.
- India’s maiden solar mission, ‘Aditya,’ is set to launch next month.
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