ISRO the Indian Space Research Organisation has delivered the first set of photographs of Earth caught by Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander. The pictures were published on Sunday by ISRO on the Twitter microblogging site.
Earth has been magnificently caught in the pictures by Chandrayaan-2 LI4 camera. The pictures were captured on Saturday.
Chandrayaan-2 had effectively carried out the fourth Earthbound orbit-raising movement for its lunar mission two days earlier.
ISRO in its statement said that the fourth earthbound orbit-raising movement for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been executed successfully today (August 2, 2019) around1527 hrs (IST) as outlined, utilizing the on-board propulsion system for a firing duration of 646 seconds. The orbit accomplished is 277 x 89472 km. All spacecraft parameters are standard.
The next orbit-raising movement is slated on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm (IST).
The first, second, and third orbit raising movements were successfully conducted on July 24, July 26, and July 29 respectively.
ISRO’s ambitious second unmanned Moon mission was put into consideration on July 22, when the Chandrayaan 2 was implanted into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a textbook manner.
The spacecraft Chandrayaan 2 contains three segments — the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).
The Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission will hit India the fourth nation in the world – following the US, Russia, and China – to have reached the surface of the Moon.Share this to your,