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Sunday, September 10, 2023

he history-making Chandrayaan-3 mission, which landed on the lunar surface two days ago, has deployed its small, six-wheeled rover on an exploratory expedition to better understand the composition of the moon's soil. The Indian Space Research Organization, or ISRO, said in a social media post that the rover, which rode to the lunar surface tucked inside the lander, successfully exited the spacecraft on Thursday by rolling down a small ramp. The agency also released a short video clip from the lander, called Vikram, showing the ramp deploying and the rover making its careful exit. The space agency also said Friday that the rover, named Pragyan or "wisdom" in Sanskrit, traveled 8 meters (26 feet), and both of its scientific instruments were functioning.



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Exciting stuff! Great to see an advanced nation outside of the US and Europe plunge ahead with lunar exploration! Kudos India.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-09-10 01:57 AM | Reply

Kudos India.

No doubt. The rover images of the lander were awesome. Very difficult engineering involved in that kind of effort. On a minimal budget, no less.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-09-10 02:49 AM | Reply

Oh my god! 8 meters! And both...both...BOTH scientific instruments are working??!?!?!

What's next? A selfie so we can see the rover with its top two buttons of its silk shirt undone to show its cheap gold chains?

When will monkeybars get here to explain how amazing this is compared to the Shuttle's shotty engineering??

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2023-09-10 04:14 AM | Reply

When will monkeybars get here to explain how amazing this is

It is truly amazing! It proves re-incarnation is real and that Kubrik has been reborn in India!

Jai Hind!

#4 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-10 09:22 AM | Reply

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