Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter
Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter News
ISRO's missions are known to have an enhanced life than what is earlier envisaged.
Within 300 kilometres east of the crater is the site where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions had landed.
Chandrayaan-2: One year since launch, first science data on polar water-ice, minerals expected by October 2020
Water-ice near the polar regions, water-bearing minerals, and Argon concentrations in the exosphere are some key areas of data to expect.
The mission will feature an entirely new lander and rover, which ISRO engineers are already working on, but not an orbiter.
The Terrain Mapping Camera-2 onboard Chandrayaan 2 can create a digital elevation model of the lunar surface.
The objective of the payload and this experiment is to understand the origin and evolution of the Moon.
The LRO has on a previous occasion tried to image the landing site of Vikram lander but failed.
The mission also photographed high-resolution closeups of the surface earlier this week.
However, some space experts believe regaining link with the lander now appears extremely difficult.
Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".
On September 8, ISRO said Vikram lander was spotted by the on-board camera of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter
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Vikram lander was found intact but tilted near its intended landing site, senior ISRO official have confirmed.
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The UAE Space Agency also came forward to lend ISRO support after news that contact with the spacecraft has been lost.
ISRO, however, is yet to establish any communication with the Vikram lander.
There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.
Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre
ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.