The resumption of the reactivation process for the Pragyan rover and Vikram lander in the Chandrayaan-3 mission has encountered a slight delay. Initially scheduled for the evening of September 22nd, the reactivation will now take place on September 23rd. This minor adjustment in the timeline is a precautionary measure, ensuring that all systems are fully prepared for the crucial reawakening process.
Nilesh Desai, the Director of Space Applications Centre, provided insight into the situation, explaining that the plan originally involved moving the rover to a distance of approximately 300-350 meters. However, due to certain unforeseen factors or circumstances, the rover has been able to traverse a distance of 105 meters.
While this adjustment in the rover’s movement is unexpected, it’s important to recognize that space missions often encounter variables and challenges that require adaptability and careful consideration. The meticulous planning and expertise of ISRO’s team ensure that the reactivation process and the subsequent mission continue to progress methodically and safely.