Chandrayaan-2 enters second Lunar Orbit successfully
The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled between 5.30 a.m. - 6.30 a.m on August 28, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation said that the second Lunar orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully completed on Wednesday. According to ISRO, the orbit manoeuvre began at 12.50 pm and it achieved 118 km X 4,412 km. It took 1228 seconds to complete. All spacecraft parameters are normal.
The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled between 5.30 a.m. - 6.30 a.m on August 28, 2019. Chandrayaan-2 was put into its first Lunar orbit on Tuesday. Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170X45,475 km on July 22 by India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a textbook style.
#ISRO— ISRO (@isro) August 21, 2019
Second Lunar bound orbit maneuver for #Chandrayaan2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 21, 2019) beginning at 1250 hrs IST
For details please visit https://t.co/cryo8a7qre pic.twitter.com/MpiktQOyX6
The spacecraft has three segments- the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), rover 'Pragyan' (27 kg, two payloads) and the lander 'Vikram' (1,471 kg, four payloads). According to the Indian space agency, major activities include Earth-bound manoeuvres, lunar-bound manoeuvres, the trans-lunar insertion, Vikram's separation from Chandrayaan-2 and touch down on the Moon's the South Pole.
(with inputs from IANS)
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies
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