ISRO says 'no response' from Moon lander, rover
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said it attempted to re-establish communication with Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Moon mission but has not got any response yet.
The lander and the rover were put in sleep mode a fortnight ago when night had set in over Moon. At that time, ISRO had said it would try to establish contacts with the two again on September 21 and 22, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
Today, in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the space agency said "Efforts have been made to establish communication with the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover to ascertain their wake-up condition. As of now, no signals have been received from them."
The sun rose over Moon early Wednesday and the systems on Vikram and Pragyan need certain conditions for the wake-up.
Whether or not the lander and the rover wake up from sleep mode, the Chandrayaan-3 mission is successful with all mission objectives having been met during its mission life.
India had for the first time successfully soft-landed its mission on the lunar surface on August 23, becoming the fourth country to do so after the US, Russia, and China.