ISRO successfully carries out second Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for Chadrayaan-2

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The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully carried out the second Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre today at 1250 hrs as planned.

Chandrayaan 2 had entered lunar orbit yesterday morning subsequent to which ISRO is now moving it gradually near the moon, using onboard propulsion system of the spacecraft.

At present, the satellite is positioned in 118 km by 4412 km orbit around the moon. ISRO will carry out three more Lunar bound orbit manoeuvres on August 28, 30 and September 1st and the lander and Rover of Chandrayaan 2 will touch down on the Moon surface on September 7.

(AIR NEWS)