The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is riding on the high of its Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission’s successful landing, sharing more of it with the world byof the lander’s imager observing the rover as it rotates on the Moon’s surface.
The post describes the rover as a child “playfully frolicking in the yards of Chandamama” in a video captured on August 29th. Chandamama is a term of endearment toward the Moon in Hindi and other regional languages and is also used in nursery rhymes. (My mom used toto me as a lullaby.)
The rotation commands to the rover come after ISRO needed to make a path correction for the rover’s movements to avoid a crater —, down the ramp, and onto the Moon’s surface. And yesterday, the rover, Pragyan, to take a picture of its lunar lander buddy named Vikram.