Pragyan Rover Clicks Image of Vikram Lander
The Pragyan rover, part of India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission, has successfully clicked an image of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface. The image was taken by the rover’s navigation camera on August 30, 2023.
The Pragyan rover is a 26-kg vehicle that designed to travel up to 500 meters on the lunar surface. It equipped with a number of scientific instruments, including a spectrometer, a camera, and a magnetometer. The rover’s mission is to study the lunar surface and to collect data on the moon’s geology, mineralogy, and atmosphere.
The image of the Vikram lander is a significant milestone for the Chandrayaan-3 mission. It is the first time that an Indian rover has successfully landed on the moon and taken an image of another spacecraft on the lunar surface.
The image shows the Vikram lander in good condition. The lander is upright and its solar panels deployed. The image also shows the lunar surface around the lander. The surface is covered in craters and rocks.
The successful landing of the Pragyan rover and the image of the Vikram lander are major achievements for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Chandrayaan-3 mission is a major step forward for India’s space program and it will help scientists to learn more about the moon.
The image of the Vikram lander is a reminder of the importance of international cooperation in space exploration. The Chandrayaan-3 mission was a joint effort between India and Russia. The Russian Space Agency provided the Vikram lander, while ISRO provided the Pragyan rover.
The success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission is a testament to the power of international cooperation. It is a reminder that when countries work together, they can achieve great things.