The pictures of earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 that were released by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has gone viral on social media.
New Delhi: Space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday (August 4) released the first set of pictures of the earth captured by Chandrayaan-2, the country's second Moon mission launched a fortnight ago.
The pictures were captured by L 14 camera onboard Chandrayaan-2. The pictures show the earth in different hues.
On July 22, Chandrayaan-2, India's second most ambitious mission to the moon, was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO completed the launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission after the glitches seen during the initial planned launch were rectified.
The launch, which was scheduled on July 15 had to be aborted due to a technical snag. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan confirmed that all the glitches were rectified.
Minutes after the successful launch of GSLV- MkIII-M1 in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, several politicians praised ISRO. The mission's success brought in massive relief for ISRO scientists after the July 15 launch was called off following a technical glitch in the rocket.
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Last Updated Aug 4, 2019, 3:59 PM IST