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ISRO shares Chandrayaan pics, students to see landing

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The first pictures of Earth captured by the LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday took to micro-blogging platform Twitter to share the first pictures of Earth captured by the LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2.

The Indian space agency also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will watch the moon landing of the lander Vikram carried by the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 along with selected students

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Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170x45,475 km by India's heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous.

Two students studying in classes 8 to 10 from each state scoring the highest in a quiz contest organised by ISRO in coordination with MyGov.in can watch Vikram's landing along with Modi at the ISRO's Bengaluru centre, it said.

The lander 'Vikram' is expected to land on the moon on September 7, as per ISRO.

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The spacecraft comprises three segments, the Orbiter, the lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan.' 

In a series of tweets on Sunday along with the images of Earth from space, ISRO said: "#ISRO First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander. Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019 17:28 UT."

ISRO subsequently tweeted more images of the Earth clicked at 17:29, 17:32, 17:34 and 17:37 UT.

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The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre is scheduled between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on August 6.

As regards the online quiz contest to be held between August 10-20, ISRO said it is holding it for students to create awareness about space programmes.

Participants for the online quiz contest have to create an account on www.MyGov.in.

The contest is open only for Indian citizens.

Indo-Asian News Service