The lander and rover were put into sleep mode after successfully conducting tests on the lunar surface earlier this month.
Digital Desk: The lander Vikram and rover Pragyan will be reactivated again on Saturday, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
"We originally planned to reactivate the (Pragyan) rover and (Vikram) lander on the evening of September 22. However, due to some reasons, we will now do it tomorrow, September 23," stated Nilesh Desai, Director of the Space Applications Centre.
The mission's Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, which touched down on the lunar surface on August 23 at a spot now known as "Shiv Shakti Point," will be reactivated once more on September 23.
The lander and rover were put into sleep mode after successfully conducting tests on the lunar surface earlier this month. On September 2, the rover went into sleep mode, and on September 4, the lander.
Since August 23, ISRO has confirmed the existence of sulphur and other elements in the south pole of the Moon, including Al, Ca, Fe, Cr, Ti, Mn, Si, and O. Over the south polar region, observations of the lunar plasma environment near the surface were also made by the Vikram lander.
Initially, Isro had anticipated that the rover would move 300–350 metres. But for several reasons, the rover has only gotten as far as 105 metres. Despite this, the project has exceeded expectations, with the Vikram lander successfully performing a hop test on the moon, a feat for future Moon missions and human exploration.
Before the devices were put to sleep, the batteries, which were powered by sunlight, had been left charged, and the solar panels had been positioned to catch the first rays of light. The mission's lifespan will be increased if the equipment operates and recharges efficiently, allowing scientists to gather more samples and complete their analysis of the lunar surface.
How will Chandrayaan-2 going to be "woken up"?
"For about two weeks now, Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover have been sleeping well. It is similar to taking something out of the freezer and attempting to utilise it. The temperatures would have exceeded -150 degrees Celsius," Madhavan Nair, the chairman of ISRO told ANI.
"The batteries will be recharged and the instruments will be warmed by the solar heat. There is a strong possibility that the system will resume operating if both of these requirements are completed successfully."