Title: ISRO Continues Attempts to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyaan Rover on Moon’s Surface
In a race against time, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is tirelessly working to revive the Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover before October 6th. These intrepid explorers have been unresponsive ever since enduring 14 Earth days of complete darkness and extreme temperatures on the lunar surface.
Despite the challenges, scientists remain optimistic about the possibility of revival as the lunar day progresses and temperatures rise. The rover, Pragyaan, has undergone extensive testing to survive low temperatures, offering a glimmer of hope for its reactivation. However, the lander, Vikram, has not been subjected to the same rigorous testing.
The revival attempts were initiated on Friday when the Sun’s elevation was deemed sufficient to power up the instruments. Prior to entering sleep mode, the batteries were fully charged, and the solar panels were positioned to receive light as soon as the Sun rises.
ISRO is feeding commands into the lander and rover, hoping to bring the systems back to life. In the best-case scenario, the rover will resume movement on the lunar surface, while the lander’s equipment will resume its crucial data collection.
If successful, the mission will not only have an extended life but also provide an opportunity to gather additional samples. ISRO’s dedicated teams will continue to feed commands to revive the instruments, anxiously awaiting any response.
The Vikram lander achieved a historic milestone when it landed near the lunar south pole on August 23rd. Ever since its journey began, the mission has fascinated the scientific community and the general public alike, holding great potential for lunar exploration.
The revival efforts exemplify ISRO’s unwavering commitment to success, even in the face of adversity. While the outcome remains uncertain, the Indian space organization is leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of lunar exploration and furthering our understanding of Earth’s celestial neighbor.
As the deadline approaches, the scientific community and space enthusiasts around the world eagerly await updates from ISRO. Jala News will continue to closely monitor the situation, providing our readers with the latest developments in this groundbreaking lunar mission.
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