Space scientists laud Indiaâ€™s moon mission data despite setback
Top international space scientists Monday lauded Indiaâ€™s maiden lunar mission for the excellent quality of the data sent by Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a senior space agency official said.
â€œAbout 50 scientists from Europe, America and India met here to review the data received from Chandrayaan during its 10-month tryst with the moon and expressed happiness at the excellent quality of its pictures, graphs and imagery,â€ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) director S. Satish told IANS here.
A dozen scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences participated in the day-long review meetings at the space agencyâ€™s headquarters in this tech hub.
About 40 scientists from ISRO and its affiliated agencies also attended the closed-door meeting, where data from the 11 scientific instruments (â€™payloadsâ€™) onboard the spacecraft were presented by the space agencies.
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