Indian lunar mission releases first PHOTO of Moon’s surface
The crisp image was taken about 2,650km (1,647 miles) from the lunar surface as the spacecraft orbited the Moon on Wednesday. The Apollo craters and the Mare Orientale basin can be seen in the stunning, detailed photograph.
Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2#VikramLander taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019. Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture.#ISROpic.twitter.com/ZEoLnSlATQ— ISRO (@isro) August 22, 2019
Chandrayaan2 entered lunar orbit on August 19 after launching on July 22. The lander and orbiter are expected to touch down near the satellite’s south pole around September 6, making India the fourth country to do so after China, Russia, and the US.Also on rt.com Indian spacecraft carrying moon rover successfully enters lunar orbit – space agency
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