Chandrayaan-3: ISRO Tried To Contact But Lander, Rover Still In Sleep Mode

A big update has come regarding Chandrayaan-3 mission. Indian space agency ISRO has said that on Friday it tried to establish communication with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. 

Its purpose is to detect their waking state. At present, no signal has been received from their side. Efforts to establish contact are ongoing. 

Before this, ISRO (Space Application Centre) Director Nilesh Desai said that the Sun has risen on the Moon. The earlier plan was that lander Vikram and rover Pragyan would be reactivated on Friday. But, due to some reasons this plan has been postponed. 

Efforts will be made for this on September 23. He did not mention in his statement that ISRO had tried to establish contact. This is what created confusion.

According to the plan, the lander and rover were to be activated again on the evening of 22 September. The Indian Space Agency had put it in sleep mode on 4 September. 

“Efforts have been made to establish communication with Vikram lander and Pragyan rover to ascertain their wake-up condition,” ISRO said in a post on Twitter. At present no signal has been received from their side. Efforts to establish contact will continue.

This update of ISRO came after the information given by Nilesh Desai. The biggest difference between both the information is that Desai did not mention that an attempt was made to establish contact with the lander and rover on Friday. However, he said that due to some reasons the plan to reactivate the lander and rover has been postponed for a day. 

Now an attempt will be made to reactivate Vikram and Pragyan on Saturday. Confusion arose due to the difference in the statements of both.

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