A screenshot from the video released by the ISRO.
A screenshot from the video released by the ISRO.

ISRO releases video showing images captured by Chandrayaan-2

ANI | Updated: Aug 04, 2019 16:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday released a video showing images captured by the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
The 10-second video shows several images of Earth captured by the spacecraft.
"See the video showing the images of earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander," the space agency said tweeting a link of the video.
Earlier, ISRO in a series of tweets had released "several images captured by the LI4 camera on the spacecraft."
"First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019, 17:28 UT," ISRO tweeted.
Recently, the ISRO had successfully carried out the fourth earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
"Fourth earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today (August 2, 2019) at 1527 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 646 seconds. The orbit achieved is 277 x 89472 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal," the space agency had said in a statement.
A Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III, carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, had lifted off at 2.43 pm on July 22 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as "composite body".
The landing on the moon's south polar region is expected on September 6 this year.
The spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon. (ANI)

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