First picture of Moon captured by Chandrayaan 2 revealed

James Marshall
August 25, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered into the Moon's Orbit on Tuesday. It has been reported that the budget of ISRO is less than 20 times that of USA's NASA. ISRO is periodically sharing updates related to it. The progress of Chandrayaan 2 in space is reaching ISRO people.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday released the first photo of the moon captured by India's second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2.

This may be as scary as it is impressive for one of the most affordable missions in the space research history to get this far and it is pretty straightforward that everyone in the agency and India as a whole can not wait for the touch down at the lunar surface. Chandrayaan 2 sent Earth's first pictures in the first week of August. In these photos the earth can be seen in different colors. And now that the spacecraft is hovering around the moon's orbit, Chandrayaan 2 was used to beam back the first images of the body, that ISRO has introduced to the public in a tweet on Thursday. Chandrayaan 2 was circling around the satellite at the time and Lunar was preparing to land the rover on the surface.

ISRO stated that this image has been taken from a height of 2650km on 21 August. The spacecraft is expected to touch down on the Moon's surface on September 7. The entire nation is eyeing this low-priced program of the country. The three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 was launched in the spacecraft on 22 July from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission is scheduled to last only for one year, but it should be enough for the probe to collect all the necessary data.

This event is an essential achievement as India has the possibility to become the fourth country (alongside the United States of America, the Soviet Union, and China) in the world to undergo a soft landing on the Moon.

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