Chandrayaan 2 sends back first image of moon, Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters visible 

Chandrayaan 2: Chandrayaan 2 has sent back the first image it captured of the moon. The image was shared by ISRO through its official twitter account. The image shows a glimpse of the Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters. 

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander captured the first image of the moon with its L14 camera. The image was shot at 12.33 am IST on August 22, 2019. The image was taken at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-2 had successfully conducted the first manoeuvre and entered the lunar orbit on August 20, 2019. Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander is expected to land on the darker side of the moon, near its south pole on September 7, 2019.

The Vikram lander will comprise the Pragyan rover, which will collect and send back data from the moon. If the landing is successful, India will become the fourth nation in the world to make a successful moon landing after the US, Russia and China.

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