Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

ISRO raises Chandrayaan-2 orbit around Earth further


BENGALURU (PTI): India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 has successfully raised its orbit around the Earth for the second time early on Friday, taking the spacecraft one step closer to the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

The 15-minute manoeuvre was carried out at 1.08 am (0108 IST) using the spacecraft's on-board propulsion system, the space agency said in a statement.

With this effort, the spacecraft was pushed to an orbit of 251 X 54,829 kilometres, it said.

ISRO announced that all parameters of the spacecraft were normal.

The third orbit raising manoeuvre will be performed on July 29, according to the space agency.

The ambitious project of sending a spacecraft with a moonlander and a rover was launched on July 22.

The ISRO is aiming for a soft landing of the lander in the South Pole region of the Moon where no country has gone so far.

The first "Earth-bound manoeuvre" took place on Wednesday. Friday's was the second of the four operations planned before the spacecraft shoots off towards the Moon on August 14.

If successful, the mission will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to pull off a soft landing on the Moon.

Tags:

Other Related News

Indo-Russian JV begins manufacturing of Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles: Rostec

An Indo-Russian joint venture has started manufacturing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, a move that will lend greater firepower to the Indian armed forces. The joint venture, registered and located in India, whose founders on the Russian side are Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Concern (both subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation), has started producing Kalashnikov assault rifle.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2022

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery