India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has completed more than 9,000 orbits around the Moon, and the imaging and science instruments on board provide the best data ever, officials said on Monday.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is hosting a two-day Lunar Science Workshop 2021 starting Monday to complete the two-year operation around the lunar orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
ISRO chief K Sivan in his inaugural address said that the eight cargo spacecraft on the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will perform remote perception and location monitoring of the Moon at an altitude of 100 km above the lunar surface.
“So far, Chandrayaan-2 has completed more than 9,000 orbits around the Moon,” said Sivan, Secretary, Department of Space (DoS).
According to Bangalore-based ISRO, Siva has released product data and scientific documents along with data from the Chandrayaan-2 payload orbiters.
“The scientific data has been reviewed by academia and institutions to achieve greater participation to get more science out of the Chandrayaan-2 mission,” ISRO said.
Shiva said he reviewed the scientific results and found them “very encouraging”.
AS Kiran Kumar, chairman of ISRO’s Apex Science Board, said the imaging and science instruments on board the Chandrayaan-2 satellite provide excellent data.
Former ISRO chief Kiran Kumar said, “Chandrayaan-2 has indeed incorporated many new features in its instruments, taking the observations made on Chandrayaan-1 to a new and higher level.”
Chandrayaan-2 Project Director Vanitha M, all the orbital sub-systems are working well.
“We expect to get good data from the spacecraft over the years,” he said.
Vanitha, the Orbiter’s Imaging Pilot – TMC-2 (Terrain Mapping Camera-2), IIRS (Imaging IR Spectrometer) and OHRC (Orbiter High Resolution Camera) sent us pictures of the Moon.
The two-day workshop organized by ISRO will be telecast live on the company’s website and Facebook page to connect students, academicians and organizations with the community. ISRO, the scientist who studied the Chandrayaan-2 data, said in a statement.
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In addition, there will be lectures on Chandrayaan-2 mission, surveillance, operations and database aspects.
Scientists from ISRO/DoS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee will also deliver lectures on lunar science. said