Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Dr. K Sivan has informed that Chandrayaan-2 moon mission will have lunar orbit ion today at around 9.30 am.
The liquid engine onboard the spacecraft will be fired to slow down the spacecraft until Moon’s gravity captures it.
After ion into the lunar orbit, four more orbit manoeuvres will be carried out between August 21 and September 1st to bring it closer to Moon’s surface in the proximity of 100 km of lunar orbit.
Chandrayaan 2 was launched on July 22 by GSLV Mark III-M1 launch vehicle and after around 29 days, its ion into lunar orbit today will be considered as another milestone for ISRO, before the Lander Vikram and rover Pragyan soft-land on the south pole of the moon on September 7. (AIR NEWS)