Bibhas wrote:Very very naive and stupid question, but its constantly bothering me, and I never knew any other place other than BRF to ask this.
I know that the rover is planned for 14 earth days as this is the time its going to get enough sunlight. Is it possible that after another 15 days, its battery starts charging again and it can work again. I mean is there even 1% possibility of that happening. After all, if everything runs on battery, isn't there a thin possibility that everything else except a clock and a trigger is safely shutdown and then kicked up (like Wake-on-LAN type, just a simple example onlee) through a remote signal when the battery re-charges.
I think this is possible. According to wiki on Pragyan "The expected operating time of Pragyan rover is one lunar day or around 14 Earth days but its power system has a solar-powered sleep/wake-up cycle implemented, which could result in longer service time than planned"
If it can operate for one full lunar day, it will be great achievement. Lander landing without any glitches and Pragyan operating for one full lunar day would mean that this mission is a great success.