Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has disclosed the first collection of candid pictures captured by Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission.
The camera on-board clicked pics of the planet Earth as viewed from space. The Indian space agency, which is headquartered in Bengaluru said that the images were deftly captured by the ‘LI4 camera on Vikram’, the lander.
A total of 5 images were shared by ISRO on micro-blogging Twitter consecutively.
LI4 camera captured these photographs were captured on August 3 that is on-board the Chandrayan-2.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is set to land on the far side of the moon (south pole) by August 20. It had performed its first Earth-raising Orbit manoeuvre on 24 July and the second one came on 26 July while the third on 29 July and the fourth manoeuvre was done successfully on August 2.
With this significant space mission, India aims to soft-land a probe on the Moon’s surface and put a satellite in its orbit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his opinion about Chandrayaan-2. He said that space mission is a fully indigenous one which would make every Indian overjoyed. “It will have an Orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of lunar surface,” he had shared on Twitter
Ever since the launch of Chandrayaan-2, international media from US, Russia, China and even Pakistan journalists appreciated Indian scientists’ work.
Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July from the Satish Dhawan Space Station in Sriharikota.