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What's the latest news about Chandrayaan ?

Asked by anantharaman, 17 Nov '08 09:42 am
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The Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument was turned on yesterday and it is now sending data to the Earth. It can accurately measure the height of the moon's surface features. It is at the moment taking 10 measurements per second on both the day and night sides of the moon. This will help understand the inner structure of the moon. It is also giving topographical details of both polar and equatorial regions of the Earth's satellite.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 17 Nov '08 09:53 am

 
  
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The lunar laser ranging instrument (LLRI) on board India's first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was switched on Sunday, two days after the moon impact probe (MIP) landed on the lunar surface.



"The instrument was turned on when the spacecraft was orbiting over the western part of the moon's visible atmosphere. Initial data indicated the instrument's performance is normal," the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) said here in a statement.

The laser payload sends pulses of infrared laser light towards a strip of lunar surface and detects the reflected portion of that light. The wavelength of the light emitted is 1,064 nm (nanometre, which is one billionth of a metre).

The instrument also accurately measures the altitude of the spacecraft from the lunar surface and the moon's surface features.

The instrument will be kept on to take 10 measurements per second on both day and night sides of the moon. It also provides topographical details of both pola ...more
Answered by gem mina, 17 Nov '08 09:54 am

 
  
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It is gathering dust on the lunar surface.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Nov '08 09:46 am

 
  
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We succeded in chandrayan-I mission,thank God.
Answered by jakir hussain, 17 Nov '08 10:09 pm

 
  
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On the moon it is going round and round and beaming pictures of the barren surface
Answered by Saj Sierra, 17 Nov '08 09:46 am

 
  
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It is a great success and started sending photographs from the surface of moon
Answered by john thomas varghese, 17 Nov '08 09:45 am

 
  
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