Placeholder canvas

Chandrayaan-3: Vikram Lander Relays Data On Moon’s Temperature


New Delhi: The Chandrayaan-3 lander, which landed on the lunar surface, is now conducting its planned experiments and sending back valuable data to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO put out the first ever recorded observations on Sunday.

ChaSTE (Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment), which was onboard the Vikram lander, measured the temperature profile of the lunar topsoil around the pole to understand the thermal behaviour of the moon’s surface.

The payload has a temperature probe equipped with a controlled penetration mechanism capable of reaching a depth of 10 cm beneath the moon’s surface. The probe is fitted with 10 individual temperature sensors.

ISRO presented a graph that illustrates the temperature variations of the lunar surface/near-surface at various depths, as recorded during the probe’s penetration.

ISRO further highlighted that this is the first such profile for the lunar south pole. Detailed observations are underway.

India took a giant leap on Wednesday evening as the Chandrayaan-3 lander module successfully landed on the moon’s South Pole, making it the first country to have achieved the historic feat and bringing to an end the disappointment over the crash landing of the Chandrayaan-2 four years ago.

India became the fourth country—after the US, China, and Russia—to have successfully landed on the moon’s surface. The spacecraft was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on July 14.

Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news

For viral videos and Latest trends subscribe to NewsMobile YouTube Channel and Follow us on Instagram


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this

Lok Sabha Polls: IMD Warns Of Heatwave Across East and South India Ahead of Phase Two Voting

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a...

Prince William And Kate Middleton Share New Photo Of Prince Louis On His 6th Birthday

The Prince and Princess of Wales via their official social media accounts wished their youngest child a Happy Birthday

IPL 2024: KL Rahul Wins Toss, LSG To Bowl First Against CSK

Chennai: Lucknow Super Giants skipper won the toss and...

Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Allu Arjun, Yash in Race For Lead Role In ‘Khalnayak 2’!

Subhash Ghai's announcement of the completion of the script...