Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has informed today that the Indian spacecraft ‘Chandrayaan-2’ has completed more than 9,000 orbits of the Moon. ISRO is organizing a two-day ‘Lunar Science Workshop 2021’ from Monday, September 6, to mark the completion of two years of Chandrayaan-2’s orbit around the Moon.
According to ISRO, the scientific instruments mounted on ‘Chandrayaan-2’ have also provided very encouraging data. ISRO chairman K. In his inaugural address at the ‘Lunar Science Workshop 2021’, Sivan said that the eight instruments mounted on Chandrayaan-2 are observing the Moon from a height of about 100 km above its surface.
On 6th September 2021, Chairman, ISRO / Secretary, DOS inaugurated the Lunar Science Workshop
2021 and released Chandrayaan-2 data product and science documents. The two-day Workshop is being live-streamed on ISRO’s website and Facebook page.https://t.co/Se2m5Rmku8 pic.twitter.com/wVjeyhxG5p
— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2021
K. Sivan further explained that he has reviewed the scientific results and found them extremely encouraging. AS Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO and current chairman of Apex Science Board in ISRO, also said that the imaging and scientific instruments onboard Chandrayaan-2 are providing excellent data. He said that many new features have been added to the instruments of Chandrayaan-2 which have taken the observations made by Chandrayaan-1 to a newer and greater height.
According to ISRO, on this occasion, K. Sivan has released the data of the instruments mounted on Chandrayaan-2 as well as the results of the data and scientific documents. ISRO has said that its scientific data is being made available for analysis by academies and institutions so that more and more scientific findings can be brought out through greater participation in the Chandrayaan-2 mission.