Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan rover rolls out from Vikram lander

Pragyan rover

The Pragyan rover has rolled out from the Vikram lander and will now start moving around on the lunar surface. Marking a successful next stage hours after Chandrayaan-3 made its historic landing on the Moon, ISRO sources said Thursday.

The Chandrayaan-3 ramped down from the Lander and India took a walk on the moon. The first picture of Rover coming out of the lander on the ramp was shared by Pawan K Goenka, the chairman of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre on his Twitter.

According to ISRO Official, over the next 14 days, the six-wheeled Pragyan rover will move around and carry out experiments on the surface of the moon. Both the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover have a mission life of 1 lunar day, equal to 14 days on Earth.

The Pragyan rover is a six-wheeled rover that will conduct experiments and study the lunar surface for various elements. The mission is expected to last for two weeks. The lander imager Camera of Isro’s Chandrayaan-3 captures a portion of its landing site on the surface of the moon.

More updates on chandrayaan-3 are awaited….

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