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ISRO releases BEAUTIFUL images of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

ISRO on July 22 this year launched Chandrayaan-2 successfully. On Sunday, ISRO took to a Twitter to share spectacular pictures of the Earth. The images of the Earth were captured by LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2. The images were captured on August 3 i.e. on Saturday. (Photo Credit: ISRO)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 August 2019, 01:12:08 PM
First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

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ISRO on July 22 this year launched Chandrayaan-2 successfully. On Sunday, ISRO took to a Twitter to share spectacular pictures of the Earth. The images of the Earth were captured by LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2. The images were captured on August 3 i.e. on Saturday.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

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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.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

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Chandrayaan-2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. As soon as the spacecraft will make a soft landing on the moon, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex manoeuvres comprising of tough braking and fine braking.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

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The lander, named Vikram, will land near the Moon’s South Pole and then it will then carry out experiments on Lunar surface for 1 Lunar day. A single lunar day is equal to 14 Earth days. However. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

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The historic Chandrayaan-2 mission will target a completely unexplored section of the Moon that is, its “South Polar region - Aitken Basin”. By conducting topographical studies and mineralogical analyses alongside a few other experiments on the Moon’s Surface, the ISRO’s ambitious mission aimed to get a better understanding of the Moon’s origin and its evolution.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

First set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

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The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft weighs approximately 3290 kilograms. Dubbed as ‘Baahubali’, the GSLV Mk-III rocket which stands 43 metres tall. In Chandrayaan-2, a total of 13 payloads are distributed across the three modules where the Orbiter and Vikram Lander are stacked upon each other whereas the Pragyan Rover is housed inside the lander.

(Photo Credit: ISRO)