...TO BE VALIDATED
VIKRAM: THE LANDER
The Vikram lander was indigenously developed, after Russia (which was to provide the lander) backed out of a joint effort. Though the landerorbiter separation went smoothly, Vikram failed to make the soft landing on the south polar region of the Moon. Perfecting this technology will be key in further interplanetary explorations.
PRAGYAN: THE ROVER
After landing, this indigenously designed and built six-wheeled robotic vehicle was to emerge from Vikram’s belly. Pragyan was to rove the nearby areas of the moon and search for signs of water during its week-long lifespan