November 2, 2008

TMC Onboard Chandrayaan-1 Tested

The Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) is among the numerous tools onboard Chandrayaan-1. Chandrayaan-1 is India's first Moon mission, and the TMC is designed to map the topography of the Moon. Using this camera, Chandrayaan-1 will be able to completely map the surface of the Moon. It was tested on October 29, 2008 by ISRO, and sent back wonderful images of our home planet, Earth. The instrument can take black and white images and has a resolution of 5 meters. The new images are posted below (click for larger view):

Images: ISRO

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