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'3 steps closer to Moon': ISRO after Chandrayaan 2's smooth third orbit raising

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 30, 2019, 3:13 pm IST
Updated Jul 30, 2019, 3:13 pm IST
The first and second earth bound orbit raising manoeuvres were carried out successfully on July 24 and 26 respectively.
Chandrayaan-2 aims at landing a rover on the unchartered Lunar South Pole are normal. (Photo: PTI)
 Chandrayaan-2 aims at landing a rover on the unchartered Lunar South Pole are normal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: India's Chandrayaan-2 has successfully completed the third of five earthbound orbit raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed on Monday.

"Third earth bound orbit raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan2 spacecraft has been performed today (July 29, 2019) at 1512 hrs (IST) as planned," ISRO tweeted.

 

Chandrayaan-2 aims at landing a rover on the unchartered Lunar South Pole are normal.

In an update, ISRO said, “Third earth-bound orbit raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today at 15:12 hrs (IST) as planned, using the on board propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds. The orbit achieved is 276 x 71792 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal.”

The first and second earth bound orbit raising manoeuvres were carried out successfully on July 24 and 26 respectively and the fourth manoeuvre is scheduled between 2 pm- 3pm (IST) on August 2.

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