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Chandrayaan 2 live updates: Spacecraft enters moon's orbit

Aug 20, 2019, 11:35 IST | mid-day online correspondent Check for updates

The ISRO spacecraft Chandrayaan is scheduled to enter the Moon's orbit: Since its launch on July 22, 2019, Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft had been in the orbit of the Earth. So far, the spacecraft has raised its orbit 5 times from July 23-August 6.

  • Aug 20, 2019, 11:34 IST

    ISRO Chairman briefs the media on Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan2

  • Aug 20, 2019, 10:49 IST

    Chandrayaan-2 on Tuesday was successfully placed in the moon's orbit

    The Lunar Orbit Insertion maneuver which took a little over 28 minutes was completed at 9:02 am. "Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver was completed successfully today (August 20, 2019) at 0902 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of maneuver was 1738 seconds. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 114 km x 18072 km," ISRO said in a statement.

  • Aug 20, 2019, 10:36 IST

    Chandrayaan 2 is in Lunar orbit: ISRO

  • Aug 20, 2019, 09:33 IST

    ISRO chairman to address media on Chandrayaan 2 at 11 am on Tuesday

  • Aug 20, 2019, 09:21 IST

    Chandrayaan2, launched on July 22 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14 after final orbit raising manoeuvre of the spacecraft was successfully carried out, reports by PTI suggest.

  • Aug 20, 2019, 09:20 IST

    PTI reported that following this, there will be further four orbit manoeuvres to make the spacecraft enter into its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from Moon's surface, ISRO has said. Subsequently, the Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2, according to the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.

  • Aug 20, 2019, 09:04 IST

    It is challenging: ISRO chairman

    "It's on Tuesday (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It's challenging," said the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan while speaking to PTI on the operation to put the spacecraft in an orbit around the Moon.

  • Aug 20, 2019, 09:01 IST

    In a unique milestone for India's mission to the moon, ISRO will fire Chandrayaan 2's liquid engine in order to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit on Tuesday.

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