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India’s Pragyan rover, which flew to the Moon aboard the Chandrayaan-3 Vikram spacecraft, has entered “sleep mode,” the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said.

“The Pragyan rover has been placed in sleep mode, but with charged batteries and the receiver turned on,” the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced on social media on Saturday. “We hope for a successful awakening when the next set of tasks arises! Otherwise, it will remain there forever as India’s lunar ambassador,” ISRO added.

The rover flew to the Moon aboard India’s Chandrayaan-3 Vikram spacecraft in the second half of August. It will explore the vicinity of the Silver Globe’s south pole, a previously unexplored territory. Pragyan has already covered over 100 meters. It confirmed the presence of sulfur, iron, oxygen and other elements on the Moon, ISRO said.

Indian mission to the Moon

On Wednesday, August 23, the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 Vikram landed on the Moon. It was the first-ever soft landing near the south pole of our natural satellite, an unexplored territory that scientists believe may contain reserves of frozen water and valuable elements crucial for life.

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With the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which means “moon ship” in Sanskrit, India became the fourth country in the world to successfully land on the Moon – after the United States, the former USSR and China.

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India’s Chandrayaan-3 Vikram probe landed on the MoonReuters

Main photo source: Twitter/ISRO

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