The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday (21 July) said that it will begin public release of the valuable scientific data garnered by the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter for global access and use from October onwards, reports Times of India.
Tuesday marked the completion of a year since the launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission which marked India's second moon exploration and research mission. The mission was accomplished on ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch vehicle (GSLV) Mk-III-M1 rocket which is also nicknamed the 'Bahubali'.
The mission had launched off India's second launch pad in the rocket port based in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.
As per details shared by ISRO, since the launch, Chandrayaan-2 has collected extensive data which has been acquired by the ISRO from its payloads.
The parameters of the data garnered are being derived by ISRO for the presence of water-ice in the polar regions, X-ray based and infrared spectroscopic mineral information, and mid and high-latitude presence of Argon-40 gas which is a condensable gas released internally by the moon due to radioactive decay.
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