Scientists Gather to Assess Chandrayaan-1 Data

ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter
ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter

Space scientists laud India’s moon mission data despite setback
Thaindian News

Top international space scientists Monday lauded India’s maiden lunar mission for the excellent quality of the data sent by Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a senior space agency official said.

“About 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,” 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 agency’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 (’payloads’) onboard the spacecraft were presented by the space agencies.

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