A day after creating history Chandrayaan 2 has successfully performed the first de-orbiting manoeuvre for the spacecraft after the lander ‘Vikram’ was successfully separated from Chandrayaan 2 orbiter on September 2.
ISRO will perform one more de-orbit manoeuvre on September 4, before the much anticipated powered descent on September 7 for its landing in the south polar region of the moon.
ISRO informed that “The first de-orbiting manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on September 3 beginning at 8:50 am as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the manoeuvre was 4 seconds”.
“The orbit of Vikram Lander is 104 km x 128 km. Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in the existing orbit and both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy and the next de-orbiting manoeuvre is scheduled on September 4, between 03:30 and 04:30 hrs IST”.
India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, lander ‘Vikram’ was separated from the orbiter on September 2 and the two de-orbit manoeuvres of Vikram Lander has been planned to land in the south polar region of the moon.
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