Chandrayaan-3: In a monumental stride, India’s lunar journey witnessed the Pragyan rover’s graceful traverse onto the moon’s surface. Isro proudly tweeted this pivotal event as a resounding testament to India’s space prowess.
Following the triumphant and historic soft landing at the moon’s southern pole on Wednesday at 6:04 pm, Chandrayaan 3 patiently awaited the settling of lunar dust. This marked the prelude to the unfolding saga of Pragyan rover’s emergence from the underbelly of the Vikram lander. The momentous first glimpse of Pragyan stepping onto the lunar expanse was shared by Pawan K Goenka, Chairman of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre.
Chandrayaan 3 Lunar Landing:
The Last 12 Hours Unveiled At precisely 6:04 pm, Chandrayaan 3 achieved a graceful touch down at the moon’s southern pole, selecting a level terrain for its historic landing. The landing imager camera captured a snapshot of the landing site, transmitting it back to Earth.
Soon after, the communication link was forged between the Chandrayaan 3 lander and MOX-ISTRAC Bengaluru. During its descent, the lander documented the landing, forwarding the photographic evidence to Earth.
Thus commenced the pivotal stage of the Pragyan rover’s deployment from the lander.
The maiden image of the rover Pragyan’s departure from Vikram was relayed to Earth.
At present, Pragyan is set to descend and embark on its exploration.
Unveiling Pragyan Rover: Its Lunar Endeavors and Prospects The Pragyan rover is now poised to undertake a sequence of experiments on the lunar terrain over the ensuing 14 days, relaying the acquired data to the lander. Weighing 26 kilograms, it carries two payloads: one designated to scrutinize the chemical composition of the lunar surface, while the other aims to discern the elemental constitution of lunar soil and rocks encompassing the landing vicinity.”