After completing a two-week experimental phase, India has put its lunar exploration spacecraft into a standby mode. This spacecraft, named Pragyan, is part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and became the first vehicle to land on the southern pole of the Moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced this development in a post on their official Twitter account.
The ISRO stated that Pragyan has been placed in standby mode with charged batteries and the communication link open. They expressed hope for a successful awakening for a new series of missions. If not, the spacecraft will remain on the Moon as India’s ambassador.
This mission represents a significant achievement for India’s space program, as exploring the Moon’s southern pole can provide valuable insights into lunar geology and resources. It also marks another step forward in India’s ambitions in space exploration.