The Orbiter which was injected into a lunar orbit on September 2, 2019, carries eight experiments to address many open questions on lunar science.
The Sarabhai Crater is around 250 to 300 kilometres east of the crater where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had landed.
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.
The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC and The Guardian, among many other leading foreign media outlets, all carried stories on Chandrayaan-2, India's landmark moon mission.
Chandrayaan-2, a follow-on mission to the Chandrayaan-1 mission undertaken more than a decade ago, comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan).
Reacting to the trolls, Tweeple slammed Pakistani handles for short-sightedness and unable to understand the significance of this mission for the sub-continent.
Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission. Your passion and dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain, he said.
ISRO fails to overcome ‘15 terrifying minutes’; Ground centre loses signal from lander Vikram at 2.1 km from Moon surface; Sivan briefs PM.