The Chandrayaan-2 is recorded to reach the moon by August 20, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had said on Wednesday.
India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 that launched into the earth’s orbit on July 22 completed its second earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre on Friday, ISRO said.
In a tweet, the Indian Space Research Organisation confirmed that the manoeuvre was “performed successfully now July-26-2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as proposed, using the onboard drive system for a firing span of 883 sec.”
“The orbit reached is 251 x 54829 km. All satellite parameters are normal,” ISRO said.
“The third orbit raising manoeuvre is recorded on July 29, 2019, between 1430e1530 hrs (IST),” it added.
The Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to reach the moon by August 20, the Indian space agency had said on Wednesday.
According to ISRO, the first earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft successfully performed on Wed afternoon by firing the onboard motors for 57 Sec.
On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 included into an oval orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s substantial-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a textbook style.
The satellite Chandrayaan-2 comprises three segments – the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kilograms, four payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).
The Indian space instrument said the important activities cover earthbound moves; Trans 4-weeks thing put in, 4-weeks joined movements, the lander Vikram separating from chandrayaan -2 and Vikram touch down on the moon’s the South north/south end on earth.
The ISRO announced the Trans Lunar Insertion of Chandrayaan-2 scheduled on August 14, 2019, which will send the spacecraft to the moon.
Behind, the Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to reach the moon by August 20, 2019, the ISRO said. The Lander and the Rover are supposed to touch down near the Lunar South Pole in early September, becoming the first-ever spacecraft to land in that region. The Lunar South Pole remains unexplored till date.
According to ISRO, the lander Vikram will arrive on the moon on September 7.
The GSLV-Mk III rocket taking Chandrayaan-2 was supposed to fly on July 15. It is owing to a severe technical glitch the flight delayed to July 22.
As a result, there are moves in the mission plan. As per the July 15 flying schedule, Chandrayaan-2’s earthbound phase was 17 days, and it is 23 days as per the new plan.
On the other hand, the lunar fixed phase, which was for 28 days for July 15 Flying schedule, has come feather to 13 days.
Imaginatively Vikram was prepared to land on the moon 54 days after the rocket’s lift-off, and now the landing will need a place in 48 days.