The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover had been put into “sleep mode” to defend the electrical elements.
With the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) extending its wait to 14 days to set up its contact with Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, former ISRO scientist Tapan Mishra stated that even when the rover fails to revive and the lander works, it could be a miracle.
“Originally the Chandrayaan lander rover was designed for only 14 days of operation. It is expected that the temperature will go down to -140 degrees Celsius or lower, in the Southern pole it can reach down to -200 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, no plastic material, no carbon power material or no electronics can survive. They will crack. But I’m hopeful that ISRO must have done a lot of thermal management thing,” Mishra instructed ANI.
The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover had been put into “sleep mode” to defend the electrical elements as lunar night time situations can see temperatures drop to -250 levels Celsius which final for 2 weeks. According to scientists, there may be solely a 50% likelihood the units may endure the freezing temperatures.
Former ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar instructed the BBC on September 25 that probabilities of the rover and lander awakening are “dimming with each passing hour”.
The ISRO group stated it could proceed efforts to set up contact with the spacecraft till 30 September—the day the subsequent lunar sundown is scheduled.
If Vikram and Pragyan don’t wake up, ISRO has stated they may keep on the moon as India’s lunar ambassador.