ISRO releases high resolution images of Moon clicked from Chandrayaan 2
New Delhi : The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) on Friday released high resolution images of the Moon's surface clicked from Chandrayaan 2 orbiter. The images have been clicked via Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (OHRC).
The images have been clicked from an altitude of 100 km, the space agency said. It covered a part of Boguslawsky E crater (named after a German astronomer), which lies in the southern polar region of Moon.
Chandrayaan 2 is currently placed on the intended orbit around the moon.
ISRO had earlier said that the orbiter is likely to enrich the understanding about the moon's evolution and mapping of minerals and water molecules in the polar region.
ISRO has also maintained that Chandrayaan’s orbiter has been functioning normally and performing experiments as planned.
The sad story of Chandrayaan 2
Despite claims that the Chnadrayaan 2 is performing as per plan, the biggest mark remains the unsuccessful landing of Vikram lander on September 7.
The incident, which took place 13 minutes after Vikram began its descent, hoped to reduce its speed from 6,048 km per hour to about 7 km per hour or lower.
Earlier this week, US space agency NASA had put out detailed images showcasing the lunar craters where Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander might have landed.