TECH ISRO releases 1st photo of Moon captured by Chandrayaan-2

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ISRO releases 1st photo of Moon captured by Chandrayaan-2

Xinhua

03:10, August 23, 2019

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The first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram from a height of about 2,650km from lunar surface. (Photo: Agencies)

NEW DELHI, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday released the first photo of the moon captured by India's second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2.

ISRO tweeted, "Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019."

"Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture," the tweet said.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered into the Moon's Orbit on Tuesday.

Launched on July 22, its lander named "Vikram" will attempt to make a soft-landing on the Lunar surface on Sept. 7. The lander has been named in honor of the father of Indian space research programme - Vikram Sarabhai.

Earlier this month, Chandrayaan-2 had sent the first set of pictures of the Earth.


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