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ISRO releases Chandrayaan-2’s first set of pictures of Earth

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Published : Aug 5, 2019, 10:27 am IST
Updated : Aug 5, 2019, 10:27 am IST

The Lander ‘Vikram’ and the rover ‘Pragyaan’ is set to make the lunar landing on September 7.

The Pacific ocean and the continent of America are visible in the pictures which were taken from a distance of 5,000km. (Photo: ISRO/Twitter)
 The Pacific ocean and the continent of America are visible in the pictures which were taken from a distance of 5,000km. (Photo: ISRO/Twitter)

Five images were released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on their twitter handle.The images were taken from the L14 camera aboard Chandrayaan-2. The Pacific ocean and the continent of America are visible in the pictures which were taken from a distance of 5,000km.

“I am extremely happy with the mission so far. The images taken by the lander suggest it should be able to function as expected during the 15-terrifying moments when it goes in for the lunar landing,” said ISRO chairman K Sivan.

The Lander ‘Vikram’ and the rover ‘Pragyaan’ is set to make the lunar landing on September 7.

The third orbit raising manuevre was completed on July 29 and the the fourth on August 2.

Chandrayaan-2 made its way into the orbit on July 22 aboard the GSLV Mark III-M1, which had taken off from the Satish Dhawan space centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

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