Chandrayaan-3 rover put to ‘sleep’, says ISRO

Sriharikota (AP):¬†Chandrayaan 3’s rover ‘Pragyaan’ has completed its assignments on the lunar surface and set into sleep mode, ISRO said on Saturday.

The space agency’s announcement came hours after its chief S Somanath said the lunar mission’s rover and lander, ‘Pragyaan’ and ‘Vikram’, respectively were functioning well and they would be put to “sleep” soon to withstand the night on the Moon.

“The Rover completed its assignments. It is now safely parked and set into Sleep mode. APXS and LIBS payloads are turned off. Data from these payloads is transmitted to the Earth via the Lander,” ISRO said in an update on social media platform X.

The Isro chief was addressing from the Mission Control Center here after the launch of India’s maiden solar mission, Aditya L1.