Despite the silence of Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2, the Orbiter element of the mission is doing its job to perfection.
The Indian Space Research Organization recently said the craft is gearing up to map the composition of the lunar surface. And now, in a major development, the agency has released some incredible high-resolution Moon images taken by it.
Orbiter High Resolution Camera took close look at lunar surface
On September 5, the Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (OHRC), one of the eight instruments of the Chandrayaan-2, took a close look at the Moon's southern polar region.
It flew at an altitude of about 100km and photographed the Boguslawsky E Crater of the area, spanning 14km in diameter and 3km in depth. The high spatial resolution shot even included smaller craters and boulders.