Data from Chandrayaan-1 being used for 2nd moon mission

Last Updated: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 17:51

Chennai: Further research was being carried
out for the Chandrayaan-2 project, based on the quality data
and photographs taken by Chandrayaan-1, whose mission came to
an abrupt end last week, a top ISRO official said today.

"We have received about 70,000 photographs and data from
Chandrayaan-1. Based on these data, further research is
being carried out for the Chandrayaan-2 project, which is
expected to be completed by 2012", Project Director of the
Chandrayaan-1 mission M Annadurai told reporters here.

He said the Chandrayaan-1 had given quality data over the
last ten months after its launch on October 22.

"These data would be useful for further research", he said
on the sidelines of an award function organised by Centenarian
Trust.

India`s maiden moon mission, which was to last two years,
was terminated abruptly on August 29 after Indian Space
Research Organisation lost communication with the spacecraft.

ISRO has maintained that 95 per cent of the scientific
objectives of Chandrayaan-I had been completed.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 17:51

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