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Chandrayaan 2 beams out the first image of the moon: ISRO

Chandrayaan 2 beams out the first image of the moon: ISRO Significance/Background

Chandrayaan 2 captured the first image of the moon which was shared by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its official Twitter account on 22nd Augst 2019.

Chandrayaan 2 took the moon's image by its L14 camera at 12.33 am IST on 22nd August 2019.

Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander captured the image at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface.

The moon's image shows a glimpse of the Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters. 

Chandrayaan-2 had successfully conducted the first maneuver and entered the lunar orbit on 20th August 2019.

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander is expected to land on the darker side of the moon, near its south pole on 7th September 2019.

Significance/Background

Chandrayaan 2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on 22 July. It will land on the South Pole of the Moon 48 days later on 7 September. 

Chandrayaan 2 was launched with GSLV-MK3 rocket. 

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander will comprise the Pragyan rover, which will collect and send back data from the moon.

Chandrayaan 2 success will make India the 4th nation in the world to make a successful moon landing after the US, Russia, and China.


 

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