Isro releases first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan 2

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Sunday released the first set of images captured by Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar mission. The onboard camera captured pictures of Earth as viewed in space. Isro said the images were taken by the LI4 camera on Vikram, the lander on Chandrayaan-2. The images were clicked on August 3.

Chandrayaan-2 is a Rs 978-crore project, with which India hopes to soft-land a probe on Moon, while also put a satellite around its orbit.

While the spacecraft was launched on July 22, the landing is expected to happen on September 7. So far, all post-launch activities have been successful, and the next orbit-raising maneuver is planned for August 6.

The mission comes 11 years after Isro successfully launched Chandrayaan-1, in October 2008.

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