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Isro releases latest Moon photos taken by Chandrayaan 2

Updated : 2019-08-28 15:02:11

The telemetry, tracking and command network of the Indian space agency (ISTRAC) performed the third lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, the agency said on Wednesday. "The manoeuvre was performed successfully today (Wednesday) beginning at 9.04 hours IST, using the on-board propulsion system. The duration of the exercise was 1,190 seconds (19.84 minutes)," said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a statement on its website. The space agency also released three photographs of the lunar surface on August 26.

Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing impact craters such as Jackson, Mitra, Mach and Korolev. (Source: Isro)
Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC-2) on 23rd August 2019 at an altitude of ~4375 km showing impact craters such as Jackson, Mitra, Mach and Korolev. (Source: Isro)
Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the farside northern latitudes of the Moon.  It is a 169km dia crater at 65.2°N and 162.4°W.  It has relatively flat interior surrounded by a ring mountain and a number of smaller craters lie along the rim edge.  The crater is named after Dr. Arnold Sommerfeld who is a German physicist pioneered in the field of atomic and quantum physics.  North east to this crater lies the Kirkwood crater named after the American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood, another well-formed impact crater which is approximately 68 km dia. (Source: Isro)
Sommerfeld is a large impact crater located in the farside northern latitudes of the Moon.  It is a 169km dia crater at 65.2°N and 162.4°W.  It has relatively flat interior surrounded by a ring mountain and a number of smaller craters lie along the rim edge.  The crater is named after Dr. Arnold Sommerfeld who is a German physicist pioneered in the field of atomic and quantum physics.  North east to this crater lies the Kirkwood crater named after the American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood, another well-formed impact crater which is approximately 68 km dia. (Source: Isro)
Jackson is an impact crater located in the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon.  It is a 71 km dia crater at 22.4°N and 163.1°W (shown in the inset).   The interesting feature at the western outer rim of Mach crater is another impact crater, Mitra (92 km dia).  It is named after Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra, who was an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics. The Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437 km crater which has several small craters of varying sizes. (Source: Isro)
Jackson is an impact crater located in the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon.  It is a 71 km dia crater at 22.4°N and 163.1°W (shown in the inset).   The interesting feature at the western outer rim of Mach crater is another impact crater, Mitra (92 km dia).  It is named after Prof. Sisir Kumar Mitra, who was an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan recipient known for his pioneering work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics. The Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437 km crater which has several small craters of varying sizes. (Source: Isro)
Isro released the first set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander earlier this month. (Image source: ISRO twitter)
Isro released the first set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander earlier this month. (Image source: ISRO twitter)
The pictures were captured by Chandrayaan 2’s LI4 camera. (Image source: Isro Twitter)
The pictures were captured by Chandrayaan 2’s LI4 camera. (Image source: Isro Twitter)
The lander will descend on the moon by September 7. (Image source: Isro Twitter)
The lander will descend on the moon by September 7. (Image source: Isro Twitter)
This photo released by Isro shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Indian Space Research Organization via AP)
This photo released by Isro shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Indian Space Research Organization via AP)
Isro's Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota on Monday, July 22, 2019.  (AP Photo)
Isro's Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota on Monday, July 22, 2019.  (AP Photo)
Mk III-M1 blasts off carrying Chandrayaan-2, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on July 22, 2019. (Reuters)
Mk III-M1 blasts off carrying Chandrayaan-2, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on July 22, 2019. (Reuters)
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