On Sunday, the Chandrayaan-3 Rover, while travelling on the lunar surface, hit an obstacle when it came across a 4-meter-diameter crater.
ISRO shared an update about the crater being positioned 3 meters ahead of its location. After that, it was decided by ISRO to command the Rover to retrace the path and it was reported that the Rover was safely going on a new path.
India made history last week when Chandrayaan-3 made a successful landing on the south pole of the moon. The achievement is of importance as India became the first country to successfully land on the moon’s south pole.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex and emphasised on the fact that ISRO’s scientists successfully expanded the ‘Make in India’ initiative for reaching the lunar landscape.
PM Modi expressed that he was feeling a different level of happiness and such occasions are very rare. this time. He said, ” I was so restless… I was in South Africa but my mind was with you.”
An announcement was also made by PM Modi about India to celebrate 23 August as ‘National Space Day’ to mark the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Regular updates are being shared by ISRO on the Chandrayaan-3 mission as at present, the mission is under the 14-day crucial period window.
S Somanath, the ISRO chief said that everything was working very well. Chandrayaan3, the lander, the rover was very healthy and all the five instruments on board had been switched on and it was giving beautiful data and they were hoping that in the days to come another ten more days remaining before September 3, they shall be able to complete all the experiments with its full capability of various modes.
He also added that there were different modes for which it had to be tested so they had the best picture ever of the moon.