Indian Space and Research Organisation said that the Pragyan Rover module of the Vikram lander has record a natural event on the south pole of the moon. The detection of its source is underway.
On ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter), ISRO said :
"Chandrayaan-3 Mission: In-situ Scientific Experiments Instrument for the Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) payload on Chandrayaan 3 Lander, the first Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology-based instrument on the moon has recorded the movements of Rover and other payloads. Additionally, it has recorded an event, appearing to be a natural one, on 26th August, 2023. The source of this event is under investigation".
ISRO said that the Rover has confirm the presence of Sulphur on the moon.
ISRO said :
"Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) instrument onboard the Rover unambiguously confirms the presence of Sulphur (S) in the lunar surface near the south pole, through first-ever in-situ measurements. Al, Ca, Fe, Cr, Ti, Mn, Si, and O are also detected, as expected. Search for Hydrogen (H) is underway".
Chandrayaan-3’s Rover ramp down from the Vikram lander to the lunar surface on 25th August 2023.
Chandrayaan-3's Pragyan Rover Confirms Presence of Sulphur on Moon, Search for Hydrogen Underway: ISRO— 2YoDoINDIA News Network (@2yodoindia) August 30, 2023
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Chandrayaan-3 mission has three components, The propulsion module, which transfer the lander and the rover module to 100 kilometres of lunar orbit, the Lander module, which was responsible for the soft landing of the lunar craft and the Rover module, which is for exploring components on the moon.
India took a big leap on 23rd August 2023, as the Chandrayaan-3 lander module successfully land on the moon’s South pole, making it the first country to have achieve the historic feat.
The country became the fourth after the US, China, and Russia to have successfully landed on the moon’s surface.
ISRO is all set to launch its solar mission, Aditya-L1 on 2nd September 2023.
This is India’s first solar mission aiming to study the sun.