Union Minister of State, Development of North Eastern Region, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh conversed to mark the completion of one year of centenary celebrations of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the Father of India’s Space Programme.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) uniquely has pay tribute to him by announcing that Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter captured the Moon images of “Sarabhai” Crater yesterday.
The birth centenary of Dr Sarabhai completed on the 12th of August, and it was a thanksgiving tribute to him.
Dr Jitendra Singh added “The recent achievements of ISRO, which have placed India on the podium of a frontline nation where the world is an explicit accusation of Sarabhai’s visionary dream”.
“Sarabhai” Crater named after Dr Vikram Sarabhai and around 250 to 300 kilometres east of this Crater is the place where Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had ever landed.
As per the ISRO sources, the Sarabhai Crater captured 3D images shows that the Crater has a depth of around 1.7 Kms taken from its raised rim and the slope of walls is in between 25 to 35 degree. This discovery would help the Space Scientists to grasp the further process on the lunar region filled with lava.
Paying tributes to the Father of the Indian Space Program, Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai on his birth anniversary.— ISRO (@isro) August 12, 2020
Recently, Chandrayaan-2 captured the Sarabhai Crater on Moon. Read more here https://t.co/VQwS4HYh0g#VikramSarabhai pic.twitter.com/3MjLM3yTX5
Dr Jitendra Singh added that” it is heartening to note that on the eve of India’s 74th Independence Day, ISRO has made another contribution to add glory to India’s eventful Space journey which was bravely initiated by Sarabhai and his team”.
He said, “Every Indian is filled with pride and confidence as inputs provided by India’s space missions are today being utilised even by those nations of the world who had started their space journey much longer before us”.
It was further informed that Chandrayaan-2 continue to perform as per the design and would provide valuable scientific data. The public release of experimental data from Chandrayaan-2 for global use will begin in October 2020.