Third lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 performed successfully: ISRO

Third lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 performed successfully: ISRO

Previously, on August 4, ISRO shared the first pictures of Earth captured by the LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2. The new lunar spacecraft was lifted by a heavy lift-rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-MK 11) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDCC) on July 22.

All craft parameters were normal, Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) said after the maneuver. The highly contrasting picture identifies two spots on the lunar surface: the Mare Orientale essential and Apollo holes.

The first image shows a series of impact craters, including Jackson, which is about 44 miles in diameter and is located in the northern hemisphere of the moon's far side, Mitra, a odd feature at the western outer rim of the Mach crater, and Korolev, which is roughly 271 miles wide and contains many small craters. The interesting feature at the western outer rim of Mach crater is another impact crater, Mitra. It is named after Prof.

The crater is named after Dr. Arnold Sommerfeld, a pioneering German physicist in the field of atomic and quantum physics.

Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the farside northern latitudes of the Moon. The things were standardized after the resolution passed by the International Astronomical Union 1973, the resolution said that the craters over the surface of the moon will be named after the names of well-known scientists, astronomers, and physicists, who contributed their best works in their respective fields.

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Chandrayaan-2, which is India's most ambitious lunar mission to date, will attempt to make a landing on the south side of the moon on September 7.

The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface. Over 14 days, the rover is expected to travel half a kilometer from the lander, snapping photos and collecting data as it moves along.

According to ISRO, the mission objective of Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface.

The hope is that the further extensive mapping and study of the moon could lead to explanations of its origin.

Failure to do so would have finished off the entire mission.Chandrayaan 2 was launched from Sriharikota, an Indian spaceport, on Jul 22.

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