Bengaluru: Chandrayaan-3 mission’s rover ‘Pragyan’ was commanded to retrace its path after it came across a crater just metres ahead of its location on the lunar surface, ISRO said on Monday.
It’s now safely heading on a new path, the Bengaluru-headquartered national space agency said in a social media post.
ISRO said that on August 27 the rover came across a four-metre diameter crater which was three metres ahead of its location.
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.#Chandrayaan_3#Ch3 pic.twitter.com/QfOmqDYvSF
— ISRO (@isro) August 28, 2023
“The rover was commanded to retrace the path,” it added, following which it is headed on a new path.