Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan rover exploring “Shiv Shakti” Point, Watch ISRO shared video

On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled a brand-new video of Chandrayaan-3’s Pragyan rover exploring the ‘Shiv Shakti’ Point, where Chandrayaan-3 landed on the lunar surface.

ISRO shared the visuals on X (previously Twitter) stating, “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: 🔍What’s new here? Pragyan rover roams around Shiv Shakti Point in pursuit of lunar secrets at the South Pole 🌗!”

According to the space agency, out of the mission’s three goals, two have been met, including a demonstration of a soft and safe lunar surface landing and a demonstration of rover roving.

Furthermore, it stated that all of the payloads are operating normally while the in-situ scientific experiments are ongoing. According to ISRO, the Pragyan rover rolled out over the Moon’s surface earlier on Friday and covered a distance of 8 meters. A faint mark was left on the lunar surface by the rover’s rear wheels, which bore imprints of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian flag. At the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex (ISTRAC), where he praised the Chandryaan-3 heroes responsible for the successful lunar landing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with and congratulated ISRO scientists today.

According to PM Modi, Chandrayaan 3’s landing site will be known as “Shiv Shakti,” while Chandrayaan 2’s landing site will be known as “Tiranga.” In honor of Chandrayaan-3’s successful soft landing on the moon, he also declared August 23 to be “National Space Day.” The Chandrayaan-3 lander, nicknamed “Vikram,” made India the first nation to land on the unexplored lunar south pole on Wednesday after a 40-day journey into space.

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Days after the Russian lander Luna-25 crashed, the lander module of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, which included the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover, made a soft landing close to the south polar region of the moon at 6:04 pm.

The most recent moon program, a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2 in 2019, aims to accomplish three goals: show off rover roving capabilities on the moon surface, demonstrate a safe and soft landing on the moon surface, and perform in-situ scientific experiments.