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ISRO sent the Vikram lander into hibernation mode at 8 am on Monday. The Indian Space Research Organization said that after sending data collected by its instruments to Earth, these too were shut down. However, the recipient of the land has been kept on.
Earlier, the rover Pragyan, which was sent with the lander in the Chandrayaan 3 mission, was also sent to sleep mode after being fully charged on September 2. Both are held nearby. When the solar energy runs out and the battery is completely discharged, they will go into deep sleep.
According to ISRO, earlier when Vikram changed the location of Hop-Test, its instruments CHASTE, Rambha LP and ILSA also conducted some more tests at the new location. Vikram has sent their data to Prithvi. One day on the moon is equal to 14 days on Earth. Now the night begins there, due to which solar energy is available in very less amount, keeping this in mind they have been sent to hibernation in time.