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ISRO mentioned that the data transmission from these payloads to Earth via the lander has been turned off for now.
ISRO's target date to wake up the Pragyan rover is September 22, 2023.
If the rover fails to wake up successfully, it will remain on the Moon as India's lunar ambassador.
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ISRO shared a status update on the Chandrayaan-3 mission on their social media platform, X (formerly Twitter), indicating that the rover has completed its tasks and is in sleep mode.
The rover's battery is fully charged, and its solar panel is positioned to receive sunlight during the next sunrise on September 22, 2023.
The Pragyan rover and Vikram lander have been working together to analyze the elemental and mineralogical composition of the lunar soil and rocks using the APXS and LIBS payloads.
The Pragyan rover has already confirmed the presence of elements such as sulphur, iron, oxygen, and more on the Moon's surface.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission, launched on July 14, solidified India's position as the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface.
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