CH-3 : Rover detects crater, retraces path, safely heading on new path

Chennai, Aug 28 (UNI) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday announced that the Rover, deployed by the Lander on board the third Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 on the South Polar Region, came across a crater, retraces the path and was now safely heading on a new path.

ISRO said “On August 27, 2023, the Rover came across a 4-meter diameter crater positioned 3 meters ahead of its location.”

“The Rover was commanded to retrace the path. It’s now safely heading on a new path”, ISRO posted on X.

ISRO also shared the pictures of the crater and the retraced path of Rover as captured by the Navigation camera.

The first picture showed the crater that the Chandrayaan-3 Rover encountered on August 27, 2023 as seen by the Navigation Camera.

The second image shows the path, retraced by the Chandyraan-3 Rover on August 27, 2023, as viewed by Navigation Camera onboard Rover.

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