CHANDRAYAAN-2 SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS IN THE MOON ORBIT

Aayush 20-08-2019 789
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The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver has completed successfully today (August 20, 2019).The duration of maneuver was 1738 seconds beginning from 0902 hrs IST. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 114 km x 18072 km. Following this, a series of orbit maneuvers will be performed on Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to enable its final orbit passing over the Lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km of the Moon surface.

Subsequently the Lander will separate from the Orbiter and enter into 100 km x 30 km orbit around the Moon. then it will perform a series of complex braking maneuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon on September 7 ,2019.

The health of the Spacecraft is continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Bylalu near Bengaluru. All the system of Mission Chandrayaan-2 are performing normally.

The next Lunar bound orbit maneuver is scheduled tomorrow (August 21, 2019) between 12:30 - 13:30 hrs IST.

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