Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20.
India's Chandrayaan-2 mission, aimed at soft landing a rover in the unexplored south pole of the Moon, achieved a major milestone as the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully injected the spacecraft into the lunar orbit on Tuesday.
The space agency said these pictures of the lunar surface were taken on 23 August by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 from an altitude of about 4,375 km. The craters on the moon are named after the great physicist, astronomers, and scientists.
"India" s Geosynchronous Satellite tv for pc Launch Car, GSLV MkIII-M1 had efficiently launched the three, 840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth" s orbit on July 22.More news: US stocks lose steam as hopes waver for US-China deal
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The rover is set to make the soft landing on the Moon on September 7 and if successful the mission would make India the fourth country after Russian Federation, the United States and China to achieve the feat.
The moon's north polar region. Chandrayaan-2 is going to perform three more maneuvers before leaving for the landing. The lunar-bound manueovre was started at 9.04 am on 28 August using the onboard propulsion system, and lasted 1190 seconds. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon. Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the farside northern latitudes of the Moon. Apart from the lunar craters, authorities name mountains after the famous people as a tribute for their contribution in their respective fields, while there are such dark places which are named after the mental states of the human.
IMAGE: ISRO chairman K Sivan displays a model of Chanrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference in Bengaluru, .
BBC correspondent Gurpreet Saini, a science-related journalist, told BBC reporter Gurpreet Saini that 'if the speed of Chandrayaan was low then the moon's gravitational force would pull the vehicle towards it with full force and in such a situation Chandrayaan 2 could hit the surface of the moon and shatter. Was. "In this context, India is planning to have its space station".