Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Chandrayaan 2 recently entered the moon’s orbit. Today it sent first pictures of the surface of the moon. Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera took a picture of the moon from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface.
“Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2,650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019. Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture,” ISRO tweeted along with the picture.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon photos
Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14 and sent images of Earth to Earth on August 4.
Chandrayaan 2 recently entered the second orbital revolution of the moon and has to do three more orbital manoeuvres. After that, the lander gets separated from the orbiter to land on the moon.
ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 is all set to become first to land on the moon’s unexplored area – the South Polar Region on September 7.
K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), recently said that India’s Chandrayaan 2 is an essential event for the entire world. While addressing the media, he said that the landing operations for moon lander would begin at about 1.40 a.m. on September 7 and the landing will happen at 1.55 a.m. at the moon’s the South Pole. He also revealed that ISRO is also planning for India’s third space mission to the moon – Chandrayaan 3.
According to him, the Indian space agency never discriminates between men and women and only talent gets the recognition and opportunity. Also, the Chandrayaan-2 mission Project Director is a female M. Vanitha.
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