In another major achievement for the much profile Indian Chandrayaan-2, Indian scientists have successfully carried out the second Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre.
According to the ISRO, the mission is on right place and now Chandrayaan 2 had entered lunar orbit. Now ISRO scientists are now moving it gradually near the moon. Certainly it is another major achievement for Indian scientists.
ISRO has said that now Chandrayaan 2, the satellite is positioned in 118 km by 4412 km orbit around the moon.
In another successful steps towards the Mission Chandryaan-2, the third earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvres of the spacecraft has been successfully completed. Everything remained as per the expectations of the Scientist and ISRO has confirmed in a tweet. It is the third earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvres out of five for the mission.
ISRO has tweeted and confirms about the development-" Third earth bound orbit raising maneuver for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today (July 29, 2019) at 1512 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds. The orbit achieved is 276 x 71792 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal. The fourth orbit raising maneuver is scheduled on August 2, 2019, between 1400 – 1500 hrs (IST)."
It is to be noted that India has launched its Mission Chandrayaan-2 on 22 July 2019. It is first week of September when Mission Chandrayaan-2 will culminate to its journey and land on the South Pole of the Moon.
The launching of Mission Chandrayaan-2 was beyond the expectation.
Chandrayaan-2 has several science payloads to expand the lunar scientific knowledge through detailed study of topography, seismography, mineral identification and distribution, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics of top soil and composition of the tenuous lunar atmosphere, leading to a new understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon.
It is noted that ISRO is set to deploy a rover on the lunar surface through Chandrayaan-2 mission. Certainly it will be the big thrust to the ISRO Chandrayaan-II Mission for which preparation is going on.
Government has approved cost of the Chandrayaan-2 Mission is Rs.603.00 crores.