The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) has released the Chandrayaan-2 data at the Lunar Science Workshop held virtually from 6-7 September 2021. K Sivan, ISRO Chairman, released the Chandrayaan-2 data product and science documents and data from eight payloads at the workshop.
The workshop was held to commemorate the completion of two years of operation of the orbiter. The aim of this two-day workshop was to reach out to students, academia and institutes, and engage the scientific community to analyse the available data.
Following Chandrayaan-2, documents are made available to the public. One can get access to all these documents below:
- Handbook of Chandrayaan-2 Payloads Data and Science, click here.
- Science results from the Chandrayaan-2 Mission, click here.
- Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter Payloads and Data Products, click here.
To enhance the science outcome from the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter payloads, ISRO seeks scientific proposals from the national scientific community through the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) towards scientific analysis and utilisation of data from all experiments of the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. The AO is open to all researchers from recognised academic institutions, Universities, Colleges, Planetaria, and government organisations of India.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 October 2021. Read all requirements here.
Indian researchers have extensively used the data from Chandrayaan-1 to understand lunar morphology, surface age determination, and composition of the lunar surface, studies on the possible presence of magmatic and exogenic water. These studies have provided enhanced thoughtful views regarding lunar evolutionary processes. Such studies from Chandrayaan-1 have considerably expanded the Indian lunar science community.