ISRO (ISRO) Indian Space Research Center will launch Chandrayaan-3 next year. Lander and Rover will go in this mission. Lander-rover contact will be made with Chandrayaan-2 orbiter revolving around the moon. In order to enable Chandrayaan-3 lander-rovers to work well on the moon pits, fake moon pits will be prepared at Ularthi Kavalu near Challakere, 215 km from Bangalore.
Sources in ISRO said that we have issued a tender to make the moon pit in Challakere area. We hope that by the beginning of September we will get a company that will complete this work. It will cost Rs 24.2 lakh to build these pits.
These pits will be 10 meters in diameter and three meters deep. These are being built so that we can practice the movement of lander and rover of Chandrayaan-3. Also, we can check the sensors installed in it. Lander sensor performance test will be done in this. Because of this, we will get to know the functionality of the lander.
Like Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3 mission will also be launched next year. Most of the programs will already be automated in this. There will be hundreds of sensors in it, which will help in doing this work well. During the landing of the lander, these sensors will help in elevation, place of landing, speed, keeping the lander away from stones, etc.
Chandrayaan-3 lander will descend from a height of 7 km on these fake moon pits. Its sensors will start working as soon as it reaches a height of 2 kilometers. According to them, the lander will determine its direction, speed and landing site. ISRO scientists do not want to make any mistake this time, so are working very closely on the sensors of Chandrayaan-3.
Another ISRO scientist said that we are testing the fully prepared lander in ISRO Satellite Navigation and Test Establishment. At the moment, we do not know how suitable this test will be and what the results will be. But testing is important. So that the mistake of Chandrayaan-2 does not happen.
ISRO also built similar pits for Chandrayaan-2. Trials were also conducted on him, but after reaching the moon, it is difficult to say anything about the incident with Vikram Lander. The technical flaw that caused the accident has been removed in the Chandrayaan-3 lander.