BENGALURU: Due to technical reasons, Isro has postponed the revival of Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover to Saturday. Nilesh Desai, director of the Space Applications Center, said that it was decided to reactivate the lander and the rover this evening, but due to technical reasons, it has been postponed to tomorrow.
Earlier it was decided to reactivate the rover and lander by this evening. But due to some reasons the action had to be postponed. The rover was planned to move about 300 to 350 meters. But Nilesh Desai said that only 195 meters could be moved. ISRO has stated that the objectives of the Chandrayaan mission have been achieved.
Vikram Lander successfully landed on the lunar surface on August 23. A soft landing was carried out at the south pole of the moon. The place where the landing took place is known as ‘Shiva Shakti Point’. The rover and lander went into sleep mode earlier this month after successfully testing the lunar surface.
The rover and the lander switched to sleeping mode when the sunset began on the moon. ISRO says that Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover will wake up on 22nd when the sun shines. The Pragyan rover, which traveled more than 100 meters on the lunar surface, confirmed the presence of sulfur (S) on the lunar surface near the South Pole. The Vikram lander also successfully made measurements of the near-surface lunar plasma environment in the South Pole region.
The solar panels of the lander and the rover were adjusted to receive the correct amount of light when the sun was shining. Batteries and devices were initially charged by sunlight. When the sun shines again, the action will be as complete as before. With this, ISRO states that more samples of the lunar surface can be found.