Fifth orbit of Chandrayaan-2 mission has been completed successfully

(Image credits : ISRO)

The fifth earth bound orbit raising manoeuvres of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft has been successfully completed on tuesday afternoon as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed it on it’s facebook official page. The manoeuvre was carried out at 3.04 pm IST using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 1041 seconds (~17 minutes). ISRO also reported that all the spacecraft parameters are performing normal. The next step will be the Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) that is scheduled for the afternoon of 14 August at 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm IST.

(Image credits : ISRO’s official facebook page)

As per ISRO’s schedule, the Vikram lander will perform a soft-landing on the moon on  7th September, and rolls out the Pragyan rover to take its first few rolls onto lunar soil four hours later, the landing site of the mission will be closer to the South Pole than any mission before it.

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