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Chandrayaan-3: 10 days left for the mission, trying to run the rover as much as possible; scientists racing against time

Pankaj Prasad
Chandrayaan 3
Chandrayaan 3

After the passage of 14 days of the earth, there will come a dense dark night equal to the next 14 earth days on the moon.

Nilesh M Desai, director of the Space Applications Center Ahmedabad, said that there are 3 parts to the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Soft landing of the vehicle, launch of rover Pragyan from lander Vikram on the lunar surface and operation of seven instruments involved in the mission. Now the real work is going on under the third part. In this, various experiments are being done with the equipment, analysis and data is being collected. That's why the rover has to be rotated on the lunar surface as much as possible, so that we can collect valuable data by doing maximum experiments. Scientists are also racing against time to get more done in the last 10 days of the mission.

Long night will come, there is hope of waking up again

After the passage of 14 days of the earth, there will come a dense dark night equal to the next 14 earth days on the moon. During this period, many instruments of the vehicle will go into sleep mode, but the temperature can drop from minus 180 to minus 250 degrees, the vehicle will also not be able to take solar power. In spite of these harsh conditions, if luck favors, the equipment of Chandrayaan-3 can be revived after a long night. If this happens, we will be able to get more data of the South Pole.

Analysis of the causes of earthquakes

According to Desai, along with sending the data of all instruments and experiments to Earth through the lander, these experiments will also be repeated. Meanwhile, the temperature of the Moon's south pole is being measured for the first time by humans with the Chaste instrument, while the ILSA instrument is recording moon-quakes. Earthquakes occur on the Moon just like on Earth. The information received from the instruments of Chandrayaan-3 will help in solving many such mysteries.

Did not get support from JPL

Desai revealed that India could not get the services of Goldstone Deep Space Liaison Station of America's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in this mission. Because of this, there have been some problems of visibility in the beginning during contact and movement of the rover. For this reason, instead of running the rover 30 meters daily, the movement happened 12 meters.

Aditya L1: Will travel 15 lakh km

After landing its vehicle on the Moon, India will now send the Aditya L1 mission on September 2 at 11:50 am to study the Sun. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced this on Monday. Also informed that all preparations have been done for this launch from Sri Harikota. Aditya L1 will be placed in the halo orbit of the Sun, 1.5 million km from Earth. Halo orbit is formed between the gravitational force of two celestial structures. ISRO said, "Common citizens are invited to the launch viewing gallery at Sriharikota to witness this historic moment." Registration has started to participate in it.