India deactivated its Peregyan lunar module late last night after it completed its two-week testing mission. This was reported by the country’s space agency. The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon’s southern direction.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said in a post on the website “We hope to successfully awaken a new series of missions!” ISRO said. “Otherwise Pragyan will stay there forever as India’s ambassador on the moon.”
With the moon landing, India joined the United States, China and the former Soviet Union. The country was the first to reach the rugged Antarctica, shortly after the Russian Luna 25 plane crashed in a similar attempt. The soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, after a failed attempt in 2019, led to great euphoria in the world’s most populous country. The media described the landing as India’s greatest scientific achievement.
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Two towers traveled a distance of more than 100 metres, confirming the presence of sulfur, iron, oxygen and other elements on the moon, according to the Indian Space Research Organization. Now India hopes that the probe launched on Saturday to study the sun will succeed. Solar wind, which can cause disturbances on Earth, is usually observed as an aurora.
Yesterday, India launched its first solar mission after its successful landing on the moon. Aditya-L1 has equipment on board to study the star’s outer layers. The device will travel through space for four months and cover a distance of about 1.5 million kilometers during that period. This is part of the total distance to the sun.
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India named the spacecraft after the sun god. The launch received a lot of attention. Nearly half a million viewers watched the rocket launch online. Thousands of people also gathered at the Satish Dhawan Space Center launch site. If the mission succeeds, this will be the first time that an Asian country has placed such a probe in orbit around the sun.
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