ISRO has placed the Pragyan rover on the Moon in "sleep mode," with plans to awaken it on September 22, 2023.

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 ISRO mentioned that the data transmission from these payloads to Earth via the lander has been turned off for now.

Data Transmission 

ISRO's target date to wake up the Pragyan rover is September 22, 2023.

Wake-Up Date 

If the rover fails to wake up successfully, it will remain on the Moon as India's lunar ambassador. 

Permanent Stay 

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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. 

Elemental Analysis 

The Pragyan rover has already confirmed the presence of elements such as sulphur, iron, oxygen, and more on the Moon's surface. 

Lunar Discoveries 

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. 

Chandrayaan-3 Success 

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