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Chandrayaan-2 gets the First Photo of The Moon: India's prestigious project to the moon Chandrayaan-2 has successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20th. Chandrayaan-2 sent the first photo it captured of the moon and it was released yesterday. The photo showed the moon as viewed by the Chandrayaan-2 LI4 Camera on August 21 at 5:03 pm UT (Universal Time). It was the same day that the second lunar bound maneuver was performed successfully starting 12:50 pm. “The duration of the maneuver was 1228 seconds. The orbit achieved is 118 km x 4412 km,” said ISRO.
As of now all the parameters that have been recorded are said to be normal. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22nd in Sriharikota and it is expected to make a landing on the moon on September 7th. Vikram, the lander will detach from the Chandrayaan-2 on September 2nd. Chandrayaan-2 is the first mission led by women. India will be the fourth country to make a landing on moon after USA, Russina and China. Chandrayaan-2 will make its landing on the south pole of the moon which is said to have water.