Chandrayaan-3's Pragyan Rover Begins Lunar Mobility Operations

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed that the mobility operation of Pragyan Rover on Chandrayaan-3 has begun.

An Overview of the News

  • The payload has been activated on the lander module. Both the lander and the rover instruments will now analyze the mineralogical composition of the Moon and detect seismic activities in its atmosphere.

  • Indigenously developed Pragyan Chandra Rover successfully de-lighted from Vikram Lander.

  • Pragyan Chandra Rover begins the exploration of the lunar surface, making India the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon.

About Chandrayaan:

  • Chandrayaan-3 is ISRO's third lunar mission after Chandrayaan-1 (2008) and Chandrayaan-2 (2019).

  • Chandrayaan-1 revealed lunar insights, including the presence of water ice.

  • Chandrayaan-2 was intended to land on the Moon but faced challenges, which led to the deployment of the rover from lunar orbit.

Chandrayaan-3's enhancements and objectives:

  • Chandrayaan-3 builds on the successes of earlier missions and addresses the challenges.

  • The lander has an advanced braking system for controlled landing.

  • The rover boasts advanced capabilities and scientific instruments as compared to the rover of Chandrayaan-2.

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