Chandrayaan-2, which is currently being surrounded by the moon, has shot several images of the moon’s surface, the Indian Space Research organisation said on Monday. In a statement, ISRO has shared the pictures. The Crusiters Sommerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mac, Corrolev, Mitra, Plasket, Rose Destvansky and Hermite.
These creators are named after great scientists, astronomers and physical scientists.
On August 23, ISRO said that these images of the lunar surface were removed.
On August 23, ISRO said that these images of the lunar surface were removed. (ISRO film)
Crater Mitra is named after the Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient, Professor Cicer Kumar Mitra, who is known for pioneering efforts in the field of ionosphere and radiophysics.
The space agency said that these images of the lunar surface were removed on August 23 by Chandrayaan-2 ‘s terrine mapping camera-2 4,375 km above. The first film to be captured by Chandrayaan-2 was released on August 22 by ISRO.
Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft with orbiter, lander and Rover, was launched on July 22. ISRO conducted the second lunar-bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 on August 21 and said all spacecraft parameters were normal.
The images were taken by Chandrayaan-2 ‘s terrine mapping camera-2 at a height of about 4,375 km, ISRO said.
The images were taken by Chandrayaan-2 ‘s terrine mapping camera-2 at a height of about 4,375 km, ISRO said. (ISRO film)
Three other orbit configurations happen before the lander separates from the orbiter on September 2 and eventually the moon is a soft landing in the southern polar region, planned for September 7.
Here is the first image taken by chandrayaan 2.