Pragyan Rover Status, Live Updates, Images Sent, Research, Videos

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Pragyan Rover Status

There is no need to say that India has created history by landing Chandrayan 3 on the south pole of the moon’s surface. The whole world is curious to know the landing status of Chandrayan 3. Indian Space Research Organization has recently shared a new video in which Chandrayaan 3 Rover Pragyan is ramping down from the Lander to the surface of the moon. ISRO confirmed that the Rover walks on the moon and all the activities are going according to the schedule.

The 26-kilogram six-wheel Pragyan Rover leaves on its journey of lunar exploration. Both Lander and Rover and operational for 14 days on the moon, which is equal to one of the moon. During this time, they will conduct many experiments to find new possibilities for life on the moon, understand its composition, and many more things. Communication links between Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover have been established. ISRO has captured the first image of the rover from the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera.

Pragyan Rover Live Updates

Pragyan Rover is designed to operate on solar power. Due to this, the life of the rover on the moon’s surface is 14 days, as at night, it will not be able to operate. But if it survives in the night temperature on the moon, which is -35 degrees Celsius, it may survive for more days on the moon. Hence there is a chance that the mission will get back to life once again if Pragyan Rover remains active at the moon night.

Pragyan Rover Status

It moves 500 meters on the lunar surface at the rate of 1cm per second, meanwhile sending the data to its Lander to relay back to the Earth. The speed has been kept very low so that the Rover can examine the moon’s composition better and can catch images and send them back to the lander.

As per the recent communications with ISRO, we have learned that the Pragyan Rover is still operational and will continue to transmit images and scientific data for atleast 14 days. After the 14-day period, both the Lander and Rover remain dormant as they rely upon solar energy for their execution. ISRO officials said that they do not rule out the possibility of them coming back to life for another lunar day period.

Images Sent by Pragyan Rover

ISRO has sent the first images captured by Pragyan Rover with his two navigation cameras:  NAVCAM-Left & NAVCAM-Right, fitted in the front of the rover. The camera will help the rover in path planning, avoiding obstacles, ensuring that there is no rock and no pit, etc. ISRO chairman Somnath states that it took 4 hours to charge Pragyan for rolling out on the moon.

Pragyan Rover Research

Most of the payloads of the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover have been turned on, and Pragyan began rolling over the moon’s surface to carry out scientific experiments. Pragyan Rover is equipped with two payloads: Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS).

APXS will break the light into constituent colors coming from a material while LIBS will examine the elemental composition of the lunar soil and rock in the south pole. It will analyze the lunar surface both quantitatively and qualitatively and based on it determine the chemical and mineralogical composition of the moon. Since the landing site is closest to the Lunar South Pole, the data collected by Lander and Rover are extremely valuable.

Also, the Lunar South Pole has the possibility of containing water ice reserves which will help scientists find out whether ice, water, and fuel can be extracted for future crewed missions. The data collected in these 14 days will prove a milestone for moving to the next level.

Pragyan Rover Videos

ISRO on their official Twitter account has shared the video of Pragyan Rover landing on the moon’s surface. The video is going viral within a few seconds. Alm the space research organizations have kept their eyes on ISRO as this Chandrayaan 3 is the first spacecraft to land on the South Pole of the moon.

In the video, it is clearly seen that Rover on his six wheels is landing down from Lander. ISRO is sharing the details, videos, and images taken by both Lander Vikram and Rover on their official website and Twitter account. So if you want to see more videos and images released by ISRO, you should bookmark their official website. We have shared the link for you below.

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