By Afshain Afzal
Today, India announced that her scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have set the Pragyan rover from the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on sleep mode but with batteries charged and receiver on and would be awakened on 22 September 2023 for the next mission. Strange, but earlier ISRO announced that “the rover is expected to remain functional for two weeks, or one lunar day, the period of time its solar-powered equipment is built to last”. One wonder why every statement from ISRO is in contradiction with its earlier statements. About Scientists at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany were tight-lipped and hinted regarding the authenticity of any data as they smelled already recorded videos Chandrayaan-3 was made public to bluff the world community from real experiments going on. The equipment on the payload includes Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE) to measure the thermal conductivity and temperature; an Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) for measuring the seismicity around the landing site; Langmuir Probe (LP) to estimate the plasma density and its variations. A passive Laser Retroreflector Array from NASA also installed for sectet studies.
Earlier, ISRO in a statement said that Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) instrument on Chandrayaan-3 rover was used for the detection of sulfur. There is no doubt that LIBS is employed for both peaceful as well as dangerous purposes including detection of nuclear and radioactive elements. Where it is used for agricultural purposes, it is part of atomic systems. LIBS , in outer space, is used for samples difficult to handle coming from nuclear reactors, that may be radioactive and need to be confined inside hot cells. Reaction-diffusion processes in nuclear materials are measured by LIBS. It is a rapid, portable, in situ atomic spectroscopy technique that is employed and is used for the detection of elements in liquids. Nevertheless, it has some serious issues including high detection sensitivity issues and may give misleading readings. It has problems of sloshing, splashing, and focal length changes with a high repetition rate laser as well as the fact cannot be denied that high local density within the liquid caused intrinsic complexity.
Indian claim of being a pioneer in detecting ice-water and sulfur on the surface of the moon has no grounds as India is not in the control to directly receive the data or make correct analysis. It is on record that the presence of sulphur was reported in October 2000 and the article is available of the NASA site, “Volcanic Moon Io Wears Sulfur-Rich”, which reflects that the volatile material everywhere which includes sulfur dioxide and probably other sulfur-rich substances. The claim has been made that it can be either a solid or a gas at the surface or a subsurface liquid.” Sensitive equipment was smuggled to India with the permission of the United States of America’s Defence Department. India acquired Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its nuclear power stations, however, this was associated with scape research.
The ISRO has announced that its Pragyaan lunar lander has discovered sulfur near the lunar south pole. In a statement, ISRO claimed that Rover is equipped with a chemical analysis tool that can beam a laser onto the lunar surface and zap soil particles into a plume of plasma. Sulfur was then detected in the plume by the unique wavelength at which it emits light. Interestingly, in contradiction to earlier statement, ISRO claimed at other occasions that Vikram employed its onboard thermal probe to measure the temperature of the lunar soil at different depths, which marked the first such profile for the lunar south pole. NASA has plans to land on the Moon under its Artemis program, with the goal of building a sustained presence. Ice deposits could be exploited to support human habitats, or broken down into hydrogen and oxygen for use as rocket fuel.
There is no doubt that Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft or rover never landed on the moon and the videos and images were all fake and self-engineered. That is not all, as in the latest development, India has lodged complaints to international Space Agencies. New Delhi has been kept at safe distance by international Space Agencies who have been controlling the affairs of Chandrayaan-3 since launch on 14 July 2023. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) remained in control of all the signals going up and coming down from the spacecraft. Russia and India has their own secret agreements where New Delhi is sharing space and other data.
International space organizations are only openly claiming that they have been not only supporting ISRO to monitor the spacecraft’s health but also that their equipment us installed in Chandrayaan-3. It is on record that Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Interplanetary Network Directorate has said, “We receive the telemetry from the spacecraft that has the data on the health and status as well as instrument measurements and pass them on to ISRO in practically real-time. We also monitor the radio signal itself for the Doppler effect, which is the primary tool for navigating the spacecraft. This is the critical information during the landing phase and tells us in real-time how it is doing.” One wonders if this was being done by the Europeans what India showed to the world on 23 August 2023 was fake that it had become so developed that it landed on the moon.
The most disturbing aspect Chandrayaan-3 mission is that India claims that it is sending a man-operated mission to the moon next year. In fact, it was a European Union contract that New Delhi won sending humans for space experimentations instead of robots. As part of this contract Indian and French space agencies signed an agreement for cooperation on ISRO's Gaganyaan mission at CNES in Toulouse and at the EAC, Germany. As a later part of the agreement France is providing technical support for the construction of an astronaut training center in Bangalore and to test instruments through parabolic flights operated by Novespace. In this regard, the first human space mission, Gaganyaan, astronauts are being trained at French facilities. Besides France will provide French equipment developed by it, which is operational at the International Space Station (ISS). France and India are also working on interplanetary missions to the Sun, Mars, and Venus. Likewise, India has also signed similar agreements with US and Russia for the training of four astronauts who have been shortlisted for the Gaganyaan mission. There are reports that the Western nations are planning to conduct new experiments to control nations from space. The dangerous terrorist move is not only threatening world peace but also destroying the climate and environment. It is high time that the international community must bar nations from playing dirty in space to control the world and put human lives on risk by sending Indian on suicide mission in the space. .