Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Orbit raised for 3rd time

Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Orbit raised for 3rd time

Chennai: Nine days after Chandryaaan-2 was inserted into the Lunar Orbit, the third Lunar bound orbit manoeuver for the spacecraft, which would make a soft landing on the Moon's South Pole on September seven, was performed successfully on Wednesday. ISRO in its update said the third Lunar bound orbit manoeuver for the spacecraft was performed successfully beginning at 0904 hrs as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the manoeuver was 1,190 seconds. The orbit achieved is 179 km x 1,412 km. 'All spacecraft parameters are normal', ISRO said. The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuver is scheduled on August 30 between 1800 hrs and 1900 hrs.

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