On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organization ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 reported that the Pragyan rover had moved roughly 15 meters and taken a picture of the Vikram lander.
Several pictures taken by the Pragyan rover have been made public by the Indian space agency.
Beyond Borders, Across Moonscapes: India’s Majesty knows no bounds!, the ISRO tweeted alongside photographs released on social media platform X. Co-traveler Pragyan snaps another photo of Vikram! This famous photo was captured today at about 11 IST from a distance of roughly 15 m.
ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 is currently located at 69.373 S and 32.319 E, which is quite close to its intended landing site, which is 4 km by 2.4 km and located at 69.367621 S and 32.348126 E, according to the ISRO.
The Chandra’s Surface Thermo-physical Experiment (ChaSTE) probe and the Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) probe were visible in the image released by the ISRO.
Two navigation cameras are mounted in the front portions of the Pragyan rover. At ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad, the cameras’ data is processed.
It may be possible to ascertain whether oxygen and hydrogen exist on the moon thanks to the rover’s data collecting and experimentation.
The ISRO had announced after the ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3’s successful lunar landing that the rover would carry out tests over the course of 14 days, including an investigation of the mineral composition of the lunar surface.
The rover, which is looking for evidence of frozen water near the lunar south pole, confirmed the existence of sulfur on Tuesday, according to the ISRO, and discovered a number of other elements.
Aluminum, iron, calcium, chromium, titanium, manganese, oxygen, and silicon were also found on the lunar surface by the rover’s laser-induced spectroscope sensor, according to a post on the ISRO website.
The Pragyan rover will also research seismic activity and the moon’s atmosphere.