ON Thursday at approximately 11 a.m. (Indian Standard Time), Pragyan Rover took this photo of Vikram Lander in the lunar south pole region from about 15 metres away.
The ‘image of the mission’ that was posted on X (formerly Twitter) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was taken by the Navigation Camera onboard the Rover (NavCam). NavCams for the Chandrayaan-3 Mission were developed by the Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS).
The rover was rotated in search of a safe route. The rotation was captured by a Lander Imager Camera.
It feels as though a child is playfully frolicking in the yards of Chandamama, while the mother watches affectionately.
Isn't it?🙂 pic.twitter.com/w5FwFZzDMp
— ISRO (@isro) August 31, 2023
MEANWHILE, the launch of Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, is scheduled for Saturday, September 2 at 11:50 a.m. IST from Sriharikota.