India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission has marked one year of its launch by GSLV MkIII-M1 and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that all of its payloads are performing well.
On July 22, 2019, ISRO launched the GSLV MkIII-M1 carrying Chandrayaan-2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. It kept revolving around the Earth’s orbit for 23 days and on August 14 that craft commenced its journey to the moon.
The Chandrayaan-2 entered the Lumar orbit on August 20, 2019.
On Tuesday, India’s space agency confirmed that all eight payloads on Chandrayaan-2 were performing well and global mapping of the lunar surface and polar coverage are being carried out as per the mission plan.
In a statement, ISRO said: “Extensive data has been acquired from Chandrayaan-2 payloads and parameters are being derived for (i) presence of w