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Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Releases Pictures Of Moon Surface

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 October 2019, 11:42 PM
The ISRO said the image also shows boulders and small craters on the moon.
The ISRO said the image also shows boulders and small craters on the moon. (Photo Credit : ISRO )

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the pictures of the Moon surface captured by the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC) mounted on the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. According to the ISRO, the pictures taken by the Orbiter from a height of 100 km from the moon surface are part of the Boguslawsky E Crater -- measuring about 14 km in diameter and 3 km depth -- and surroundings which lie in the Southern Polar region of the moon.

The ISRO said the image also shows boulders and small craters on the moon.  According to ISRO, the OHRC has a spatial resolution of 25 cm from a height of 100 km and a swath of 3 km and is key for lunar topographic studies of select regions.

The ISRO said on September 7 ground stations lost communication with Vikram (with rover Praygan tucked inside it), minutes before its planned soft-landing on the Lunar surface.

Recently, the ISRO said it has not given up efforts to spring Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram lying on the lunar surface back to life after a hard-landing more than three weeks ago.

 "Now it's not possible, it's night time there. May be after this, probably we will start. It's night time at our landing site, power may not be there", the ISRO Chairman K Sivan told PTI on Tuesday.

  "We will make efforts afterwards (during day-time on lunar surface) also," he said.

 The mission life of the lander and the rover will be one Lunar day which is equal to fourteen earth days, ISRO had said prior to the launch of Chandrayaan-2.

First Published: Saturday, October 05, 2019 11:21 PM

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