Chandrayaan-2, currently orbiting the moon, has taken several more pictures of the lunar surface showing several craters, the Indian Space Research Organization said on Monday. The lunar spacecraft are the craters Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mach, Korolev, Mitra , Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite. These craters were named after great scientists, astronomers and physicists. Surface were taken on August 23. “/>
ISRO said that these images of the lunar surface were taken on August 23.
Crater Mitra was named after Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra, an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan receiver who is known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and radiophysics.
The Space Agency announced that these images of the lunar surface were taken on 23 August by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 from a height of approximately 4,375 km. The first image of Moon taken by Chandrayaan-2 was released by ISRO on August 22nd.
Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spaceship consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, was launched on July 22 for a second lunar orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2, stating that all spacecraft parameters are normal.
ISRO said that the images were taken with the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 from an altitude of approximately 4,375 km.
Three more orbit maneuvers are performed prior to the Lander's separation from the orbiter on September 2 and the soft landing scheduled for September 7 in the southern polar region of the Moon.
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August 27, 2019 09:58 IST