On August 23, ISRO created history after India’s third moon mission, Chandrayaan 3, successfully landed softly on the Moon. After this, India became the first country to reach the Moon’s south pole and the fourth country ever to soft land on the Lunar surface. All these records fill every Indian with pride, but ISRO’s main objective was not to create records. The main objective of Chandrayaan 3 is to explore the Lunar South Pole, which is unexplored yet.
So, the time for the real mission has come because the main exploration and research is to be done by Pragyan Rover.ISRO recently shared a video of Pragyan Rover rolling out from Vikram and stepping into the Lunar surface. Let’s learn about Pragyan Rover and its main objective.
What ISRO told about Pragyan Rover?
As per the latest post by ISRO on Twitter, Pragyan Rover has touched down on the Moon’s surface, and the lander’s camera has captured it. The video shows the Rover rolling out slowly from the lander and touching the Moon’s surface. Pragyan Rover is a 6-wheel moving object with multiple sensors and technical devices. As per ISRO, all activities are normal and as per schedule.
Remember that the Rover was released into the Moon’s surface on the same day of landing, i.e. August 23.ISRO also informed that crucial payloads like ILSA, RAMBHA, and ChaSTE are turned on, and all of them are working perfectly.
What will Pragyan Rover do?
The main objective of Prgayan ROver is to explore the Lunar surface. As per scientists, experts, and astronomers, there is a high chance that the Moon’s south pole has reserves of frozen ice, which can become the source of fuel, water and even oxygen. Huge & deep craters on the south pole of the Moon may have many other precious reserves other than frozen water. Rover will also drill the surface to analyze the soil and take multiple samples from the surface.
Prgayan will be active for 1 Lunar day, which is equal to 14 Earth days. The best and proudest thing is the last two wheels of the Rover have impressions of ISRO’s logo and Indian National Emblem-Ashok Stambh. Now, the Rover will leave these imprints on the Lunar Surface, which will remain forever.