ISRO shares first set of images of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

Image Tweeted By ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has shared first images of the Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2.

Sharing first image of Earth, ISRO tweeted, “First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019 17:28 U”.

ISRO on Friday had said that the fourth orbit raising activity for India’s moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully at 3.27 p.m. (on Friday).

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had said that the orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 277 x 89,472 km by firing the onboard motors for 646 seconds.

The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre is scheduled between 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. on August 6.

On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style.

The spacecraft comprises three segments – the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).

The ISRO said the trans-lunar insertion of Chandrayaan-2, which will send it to the moon, is scheduled on August 14.

After that, the Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to reach the moon by August 20 and the lander Vikram will land on the Earth’s sole satellite on September 7.

By EP Web Desk

(With Inputs From IANS)

Published on: Aug 04, 2019 at 12:45 IST

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