As the Aditya-L1 spacecraft began its voyage to study the sun, Chandrayaan-3 rover Pragyan notched another landmark on the moon. Indian Space Research Organisation announced that the rover has traversed over 100 metres and is still going strong.
“Pragyan 100*… Meanwhile, over the Moon, Pragan Rover has traversed over 100 meters and continuing,” ISRO said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, over the Moon, Pragan Rover has traversed over 100 meters and continuing. pic.twitter.com/J1jR3rP6CZ
— ISRO (@isro) September 2, 2023
ISRO chief S Somanath also said that the process of putting the rover and lander into “sleep” will start withing a day or two.
“Process of putting rover and lander into sleep to start in a day or two as they have to withstand the night,” ISRO chief said.
Pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has privatised space launches and is looking to open the sector to foreign investment as it targets a five-fold increase in its share of the global launch market within the next decade.
As space turns into a global business, the country is also banking on the success of ISRO to showcase its prowess in the sector.