The Orbiter which was injected into a lunar orbit on September 2, 2019, carries eight experiments to address many open questions on lunar science.
Almost 12 years after it was launched, Chandrayaan-1 has helped scientists find data revealing that parts of the Moon are rusting because of oxygen from Earth.
After the hard landing of Chandrayaan-2 in September last year, space agency ISRO had planned another mission to the Moon later this year.
"ISRO's maiden mission to the Moon has sent images which show that the Moon may be rusting along the poles."
The Sarabhai Crater is around 250 to 300 kilometres east of the crater where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had landed.
The global mapping of the lunar surface, polar coverage are being carried out as per the mission plan, while the public release of science data from Chandrayaan-2 for global use will begin in October
Since the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is working to capacity, the upcoming mission will only have lander and rover which will be taken to the moon by a propulsion module.
These images were taken on September 17 when the LRO passed over the site near the moon’s south pole at an altitude of 50 km.
LRO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Noah Petro, said on Wednesday that they were analysing the images taken on Tuesday but the current illumination conditions are 'harsh'.
In a conversation with Express, Dr Mylswamy Annadurai tells us the inside story about the origins of India's ambitious project to land on the moon.
The former Karnataka CM went on to add that Modi came to Bengaluru on September 6 night to send across a message to the people of the country that he was behind the launch of Chandrayaan.
Kumar said that the orbiter this time is equipped with critical instruments aimed at providing excellent results in comparison to Chandrayaan-1, launched more than a decade ago.
So far, the national space agency has been tight-lipped about what caused the last-minute glitch which denied India the credit of becoming the fourth nation to soft-land on the moon's surface.
The scientists have also said it is best to now focus on the orbiter which continues to orbit the moon with its eight payloads intact and functioning normally.
The two space agencies plan to put their heads together to find out common factors in the powered descent of both the landers which caused them to lose communication links in the last few moments.