Published On: Tue, Aug 20th, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 enters moon’s orbit; to land on September 7: ISRO

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The journey of Chandrayaan-2 for moon is smooth until now and it entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday, but the mission would be more terrifying on September 7 it makes the landing, said Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan defining India’s second mission to the Chandrama as a “major milestone” for the country.

It is expected that Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram would make a soft land on the surface of moon on September 7.

A tweet of ISRO Tuesday morning read, “Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) of #Chandrayaan2 maneuver was completed successfully today (August 20, 2019). The duration of maneuver was 1738 seconds beginning from 0902 hrs IST.”

In a press brief the ISRO chief added four more maneuvers are awaited and finally on September 2 Vikram will be separated from the orbiter.

Defining the success rate could be just 37 percent for the soft landing of Vikram on Moon surface, Sivan said things will be more terrifying when the landing gets closer to the surface.

After the landing of Chandrayaan 2 a rover will be put to work in search of water deposits on the surface of moon as India’s first mission named Chandrayaan had confirmed it some 11 years ago.

Chandrayaan-2 enters moon's orbit; to land on September 7: ISRO

The Chandrayaan 2 was lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) rocket on July 22.

The Chandrayaan 1 was launched on October 22, 2008. It orbited at a height of 100km of Moon’s surface.

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