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ISRO INSAT-3DR captures first picture of Earth disc with moon in background, it's stunning

ISRO Has Shared The First Image Of Planet Earth On Twitter. The Picture Captured By ISRO’s Advanced Weather Satellite Has Now Been Shared Widely On The Microblogging Website.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 16 Sep 2016, 01:21:21 PM
ISRO's INSAT-3DR has beemed back first picture of Earth

New Delhi:

ISRO’s newly launched baby named the INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, has started delivering. A beautiful picture of Earth disk with the Moon in the background has been captured by the INSAT-3DR Imager, which was launched last week.

ISRO has shared the first image of planet Earth on Twitter. The picture captured by ISRO’s advanced weather satellite has now been shared widely on the microblogging website.

ISRO had launched the satellite last week on board the GSLV-F05 rocket, which placed it in the geostationary transfer orbit. The satellite took two days to reach its final geostationary orbit, ISRO said.

The multi-spectral INSAT-3DR imager has an ability to capture the pictures of the Earth disk from an altitude of 36,000km once in every 26 minutes. It can take images in six wavelength bands.

The INSAT-3DR imager can also provide information on radiation, precipitation, sea surface temperature, snow cover, and cloud motion winds.

A video of the GSLV-F05 launch which was captured by a camera onboard the rocket has also been released by ISRO.

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First Published : 16 Sep 2016, 12:23:00 PM

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