CHENNAI: Indian Space Research Organisation has released the first image taken by INSAT-3DR, an advanced meteorological satellite launched last week.
The satellite's imager captured the Earth disk on Wednesday. The image was widely shared on Twitter after Isro shared it on the social networking site on Thursday. The images of Earth also has Moon in the background.
INSAT-3DR, which has been configured with an imaging system and an atmospheric sounder, was launched onboard GSLV-F05 powered by indigenous cryogenic engine on September 8. The rocket injected the satellite in the geostationary transfer orbit. It took another two days for the satellite to reach its final geostationary orbit after scientists fired its onboard thrusters.