ISRO’s moon-bound Chandrayaan-2 has released the first image of its destination, the moon.
ISRO tweeted a stunning photo of the moon, on Thursday. Chandrayaan-2 snapped the portrait from a height of 1,650 miles (2,650 kilometers) above the lunar surface. The space agency also marked on the image the locations of the large Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin.
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.— ISRO (@isro) August 22, 2019
Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture.#ISRO pic.twitter.com/ZEoLnSlATQ
Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered lunar orbit earlier this week and will aim to deliver its lander and rover to the surface in early September.