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"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