The Hush Post | 8:49 pm | One-minute read |
Embarked on Mission Moon, Chandrayaan 2 has sent back some stunning images of the Earth. Indian space agency, ISRO, on Sunday released the first set of Earth images captured by Chandrayaan-2. The onboard camera captured the images of the Earth as viewed in space.
Isro said the images were taken by the LI4 camera on Vikram, the lander Chandrayaan-2. It took the images on August 3. The images give a full view of Earth from thousands or even a million miles away.
Releasing the images, ISRO said the trans-lunar insertion of Chandrayaan-2, which will send it to the moon, is scheduled on August 14. The Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to reach the moon by August 20. On September 7, the lander Vikram will land on the Earth’s sole satellite.
Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit on July 22. India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) did the honours in a textbook style.
The mission comes 11 years after Isro successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 in October 2008.