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Pragyan rover traverses 8 metre on lunar floor, its payloads turned on, says ISRO

All payloads on the propulsion module, lander module, and rover are performing nominally.

ISRO on Friday mentioned the Chandrayaan-3 rover, ‘Pragyan’, has efficiently traversed a distance of about eight metres and its payloads have been turned on. “All planned rover movements have been verified. The rover has successfully traversed a distance of about 8 metres. Rover payloads LIBS and APXS are turned on,” the area company mentioned in a put up on X.

“All payloads on the propulsion module, lander module, and rover are performing nominally,” it added. The Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) is aiming at deriving the chemical composition and infer the mineralogical composition of the lunar floor.

The Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) will try to find out the fundamental composition (Mg, Al, Si, Okay, Ca, Ti, Fe) of lunar soil and rocks across the lunar touchdown web site. ISRO on Thursday mentioned the Lander payloads ILSA, RAMBHA and ChaSTE had been turned on.

ILSA will measure seismic exercise across the touchdown web site and RAMBHA will research the plasma surroundings across the Moon. Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE) will measure floor thermal properties of the Moon.

India on Wednesday scripted historical past as its third unmanned Moon mission’s lander module made a flawless soft-landing, making it solely the fourth nation to realize this feat, and the primary to succeed in the uncharted south pole of Earth’s solely pure satellite tv for pc.

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