The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) ambitious lunar mission faces a somber setback, as no signal has reached the lander since the new moon day. Despite tireless efforts, reconnecting remains elusive.
The Pragyan rover, nestled in the lander, touched down near the moon’s southern pole on August 23, beginning a fruitful data-gathering endeavor.
After two weeks of diligent work, ISRO’s scientists carefully put Pragyan and Vikram resting as the lunar night fell. They anxiously awaited their reawakening with the sun’s return on September 22. Yet, Pragyan and Vikram remained in slumber.
It’s speculated that the harsh cold may have adversely affected their vital batteries.