ISRO shares first pictures of Earth from Chandrayaan-2

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ISRO shares first pictures of Earth from Chandrayaan-2
ISRO shares first pictures of Earth from Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi : Indian Space Research Organisation's (Isro) shared first pictures of Earth clicked from Chandrayaan-2 from the space.

Clicked by LI4 Camera of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander on August 3, ISRO presented Earth's pictures in a series of tweets. 

"Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019 17:34 UT," Isro tweeted along with the pictures.

Earlier, ISRO had shared that the spacecraft is in "good health" and moving in the "right direction".

"The Chandrayaan-2 is in good health. There is no doubt about it. It is moving in the right direction," an official of the Bengaluru-headquartered Isro said.

ISRO has been aiming soft landing of the lander at the South Pole region of the moon where no country has gone so far. 

India had launched Chandrayaan 2 on July 22 from the spaceport in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

"Third earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today at 15:12 hrs (IST) as planned, using the on the board propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds.

"The orbit achieved is 276 x 71792 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal," ISRO said in an update.

The fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre was scheduled on August 2, between 2 pm- 3 pm (IST), it said.

The Chandrayaan-2 will be subjected to a series of orbit manoeuvres in the coming weeks to take it to the vicinity of moon, with the rover soft landing planned on September 7.