The Indian Aerospace Research Organization said on Thursday that it has released the first set of data for the country’s second moon landing mission, Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayaan-2 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on July 22, 2019. The orbiter was injected into the lunar orbit on September 2, 2019, and eight experiments were carried out to solve many unanswered questions about lunar science.

ISRO said: “All experiments performed well, and the data received showed that the tool has excellent ability to fulfill promises. The report stated that the payload team has optimized the airborne system for a period of time since launch. Optimize instrument configuration, export basic calibration data in flight, modify/update data processing steps/software, and have begun to publish early results.
ISRO further stated that the first set of data will be released to all users on Thursday.

It added that the publicly released data archived at the Indian Space Science Data Center (Indian Space Science Data Center) in Bylalu near Bangalore is publicly released in accordance with the standard, globally-compliant Planetary Data System 4 (PDS4) format. of.

The Indian Space Science Data Center (ISSDC) is the planetary data archive center for the ISRO planetary mission. Chandrayaan-2 data must conform to the Planetary Data System-4 (PDS4) standard and must be peer-reviewed in science and technology before it can be accepted as a PDS file, stating that it is ready to be shared with the global scientific community and the general public, ISRO said.

This activity has been completed, therefore, through the PRADAN portal hosted by ISSDC, the first set of data for the Chandrayaan-2 mission has now been released for use by the general public.
The ISRO Scientific Data Archive (ISDA) currently holds a dataset of the Chandrayaan-2 payload obtained from seven instruments from September 2019 to February 2020.

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It stated that it will soon add data sets from the imaging infrared spectrometer (IIRS) payload to this program, adding that this version has Level-0 and Level-1 basics prepared using the Planetary Data System (PDS) version 4 standard. data set. The Chandrayaan-2 mission is India’s first landing on the lunar surface.

ISRO has planned to land on the South Pole on the lunar surface. However, the lander Vikram made a hard landing in September last year. Its orbiter is still in lunar orbit and has a mission life of seven years. ISRO Chairman K Sivan recently stated that the Chandrayaan-3 mission consisting of lander and rover is underway.

He said: “We have not yet determined the timetable (for the launch of Chandrayaan-3).”


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