India's Chandrayaan-2 is out on a lunar mission, and aims to go where no country has ever gone before - the Moon's South polar region. As Chandrayaan-2 crosses hurdles to reach its final destination, it also leaves behind several images captured on its camera. On August 2, Chandrayaan-2 marked the successful completion of the fourth orbit raising maneuver. The last earth bound maneuver is planned on August 6, 2019.
What earth looks like from above? Chandrayaan-2 camera has captured 5 unmissable shots of the earth:
Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to moon, was launched on July 22, a week after aborting first attempt due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 will be orbiting the earth for 23 days before ISRO conducts the trans lunar injection on August 14. The satellite would be in the lunar transfer trajectory from Day 23 to Day 30. It will be inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, and will remain there till September 1. The lander and orbiter will separate on September. ISRO will then conduct a deboosting on September 3. The moon landing will finally take place on September 7.