The Chandrayaan-3 rover leaves India’s lander. | Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been posting images and videos of its lunar rover to X (formerly Twitter) after successfully soft-landing its Chandrayaan-3 lunar module on the Moon’s south pole last week. The posts include footage of the rover’s exit and its first several meters of driving as well as pictures from the rover itself and data from the mission’s instruments.
The first video of the rover, posted on Friday, shows it leaving the Chandrayaan-3 lander on a ramp and driving onto the Moon. The ISRO posted the video in a thread that also included footage from the lander approaching its landing site and kicking up dust as it touched down on the surface.
… … and here is how the Chandrayaan-3 Rover ramped down…