India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission continues to make headlines as it explores the Moon’s South Pole. The Sun has finally started to rise over the landing site named Shivshakti, bringing hope for the mission’s future. The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, which have been operating on solar power for 14 Earth days (equivalent to one lunar day), faced a setback when the Lunar Day ended on September 5-6. This resulted in a significant reduction in power generated by both the lander’s solar panels and the rover’s panels.
To conserve energy, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made the decision to turn off Vikram’s instruments until they could be exposed to sunlight once again. However, the future of the Chandrayaan-3 mission still remains uncertain due to the extreme temperatures endured by the lander and rover. These extreme conditions make it crucial for the temperature on the Moon to reach a specific threshold in order to revive the instruments.
Despite the challenges, ISRO remains optimistic and hopes to revive the payload, allowing the mission to continue beyond its expected timeline. The success of Chandrayaan-3 would not only solidify India’s position in lunar exploration but also contribute to our understanding of Earth’s natural satellite.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on July 14, and it achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first mission to successfully land on the Moon’s South Pole. With this achievement, India joins the ranks of the United States, the Soviet Union, and China as the fourth nation to safely land on the lunar surface.
As the situation unfolds and the fate of the mission hangs in the balance, space enthusiasts and the general public eagerly await updates on the status of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The success of this endeavor would not only further propel India’s space program but continue to inspire and spark curiosity about our nearest celestial neighbor. Stay tuned for more updates on Celebrity Beauty Buzz’s coverage of this exciting lunar mission.
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