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ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2: All photos sent by India’s second lunar mission so far

The first image of the Moon taken by Chandrayaan-2 was released by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday. Here are all the images taken by India's second lunar mission so far.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the first photograph of the Moon captured by Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander from a height of over 2,000 km. In this photo, it highlighted two key landmarks - the Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin. (Image source: ISRO)

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The Indian space agency had earlier this month shared the first pictures of the Earth from Chandrayaan-2 as it was moving away from the planet. (Image source: ISRO)

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In a series of tweets, ISRO shared the images clicked by the LI4 camera of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander. (Image source: ISRO)

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ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22. It went through a series of orbit elevation before leaving the Earth's orbit on August 14. (Image source: ISRO)

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On August 20, Chandrayaan-2 successfully moved into lunar orbit and the next day it went through its second lunar bound orbit manoeuvre. Chandrayaan-2 will now go through another three such lunar orbit manoeuvres till the spacecraft attains a near-circular orbit of 100 km around the moon. (Image source: ISRO)

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Once it reaches this point, the Vikram lander carrying the small Pragyaan rover, will get separated from the main composite module and start its incremental descent towards the surface of the Moon. The separation is scheduled to take place on September 4, after which the lander and rover would position themselves in a lower orbit. The landing is scheduled to take place at 01:40 hours IST on September 7. (Image source: ISRO)