ISRO Shares First Pictures Of Planet Earth From Chandrayaan 2 & They Are Stunning!

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second Moon mission was put into motion on July 22. Chandrayaan 2 aims at exploring the ‘dark side of the moon’ (south pole region) where no other country has reached so far.

Chandrayaan 2 successfully completed its fourth orbit-raising manoeuvres a couple of days back. It has sent its first pictures of Earth from the space and they are stunning! The pictures were captured by Chandrayaan on Saturday by its lander, Vikram with an LI4 camera.

ISRO took to its official Twitter handle to share the beautiful pictures of Earth. “Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019, 17:34 UT,” ISRO tweeted.

ISRO had said in a statement, “Fourth earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today (August 2, 2019) at 1527 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 646 seconds. The orbit achieved is 277 x 89472 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal.”

The previous three orbit-raising manoeuvres were successfully carried on July 24, July 26, and July 29. The next one is set to take place on August 6.

A few days after Chandrayaan was launched into space, ISRO informed about its well-being in a statement. “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 had said.

The beautiful pictures of Earth are making Indians proud! They are absolutely lovin’ it!

According to ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is expected to reach the lunar surface by August 20. It will land on the moon on September 7. We just can’t wait to see more beautiful pictures from the outer world!