Secunderabad : ISRO has published the first picture send by the Mangalyan spacecraft. The picture shows the power of the whirlwind Helen that is fast approaching the coastal line of Andra Pradesh. It was taken at 01.50 pm on 19 November. The direction of wind is very clear from the picture. This picture was taken from a distance of 67,975 Kilometer from earth. ISRO also informed that pictures covering India and parts of Africa were also received from Mangalyan. But, only one picture has been published on ISRO web site. This was a test result of the colour camera fitted onboard the Mars Orbiter.
The vehicle is at a distance of 1,92,874 Kilometer away from earth. It will begin its journey towards Mars on 01st December.