Chandrayaan-3 Success: ISRO’s Pragyan Rover Covers 15 Metres and Captures Remarkable Image of Vikram Lander

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Confirms Pragyan Rover Captures Snap of Vikram Lander

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Wednesday that the Pragyan rover has travelled approximately 15 metres and managed to capture an image of the Vikram lander.

ISRO Releases Images Captured by Pragyan Rover

The Indian space agency has shared several images taken by the Pragyan rover as it continues to explore the lunar surface.

Iconic Snap: Vikram Lander Captured by Pragyan Rover

ISRO has posted photos on social media platform X, stating, “Beyond Borders, Across Moonscapes: India’s Majesty knows no bounds! Once more, co-traveller Pragyan captures Vikram in a Snap! This iconic snap was taken today around 11 am IST from about 15 m.”

New Coordinates of Chandrayaan-3 Revealed

According to ISRO, the latest coordinates of the Chandrayaan-3 are 69.373 S, 32.319 E, which is very close to the intended landing point of 4 km x 2.4 km at 69.367621 S, 32.348126 E.

Discovery of Vikram Lander’s Vital Instruments

ISRO shared an image showcasing two vital instruments of the Vikram lander – Chandra’s Surface Thermo-physical Experiment (ChaSTE) probe and the Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) probe.

Data Collection and Experiments by Pragyan Rover

The Pragyan rover is equipped with two navigation cameras on its front parts. The data collected by these cameras is processed at ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.

Search for Oxygen and Hydrogen on the Moon

The rover’s data collection and experiments are expected to help determine the presence of oxygen and hydrogen on the moon.

Chandrayan-3 Rover to Conduct Extensive Experiments

The Chandrayaan-3 rover is scheduled to conduct experiments over a period of 14 days, including an analysis of the mineral composition of the lunar surface.

Pragyan Rover Successfully Covers Distance of 8 Meters

On August 25, ISRO announced that the rover has traversed a distance of about 8 meters (26.2 feet).

Rover Confirms Presence of Sulfur and Other Elements near Lunar South Pole

ISRO reported that the Pragyan rover has detected the presence of sulfur and several other elements near the lunar south pole while searching for signs of frozen water.

Discovery of Various Elements on Lunar Surface

Using the laser-induced spectroscope instrument, the rover has detected the presence of aluminum, iron, calcium, chromium, titanium, manganese, oxygen, and silicon on the lunar surface.

Study of Moon’s Atmosphere and Seismic Activities

In addition to its other experiments, the Pragyan rover is also set to study the atmosphere of the moon and investigate seismic activities.

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