Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram Lander Switched to Sleep Mode, Expected to Wake on September 22

  • The Vikram lander was set into sleep mode around 8 am, with ISRO expecting to reactivate it on September 22, 2023.
  • The APXS and LIBS payloads on the Pragyan rover, used to investigate lunar soil and rocks, have been switched off.
  • The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander and Pragyan rover on the moon’s south pole marked India as the first country to reach this uncharted area.
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