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ISRO Prepares Public Release of Chandrayaan-1 Moon Data

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
September 7, 2010
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ISRO is preparing a major release of Chandrayaan-1 data within the next three months:

Voluminous scientific data, including rare images of the moon, from India’s maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 will be made public by the year-end.

“People will have free access to the huge data obtained from our first moon mission on a web portal that will be launched by this year-end,” a senior scientist of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said here.

“The data has been split into two seasons, with the first dealing from November 2008 to February 2009 and the second from March to August 2009. The first season data will be archived by year-end and the second by mid-2011,” said ISRO’s space application centre director B Gopala Krishna.

A total of 26 gigabytes of data and images will be uploaded after archiving the first season.

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