Three steps closer to the Moon: Third earth bound maneuver for #Chandrayaan2 performed successfully

After the successful Second earth-bound maneuver, the Third earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today at 3.12 pm as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds. The orbit achieved is 276 x 71792 km.

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In an official release, ISRO said, “All spacecraft parameters are normal. The fourth orbit-raising maneuver is scheduled on August 2, between 2 pm to 3 pm.”

The Second earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was performed on Friday at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned. And the first maneuver was performed on Wednesday at 2.52 pm

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India on July 22 launched the country’s second moon mission Chandrayaan 2 on-board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh with the aim of landing a rover in the unexplored lunar south pole. The 3,850-kg, Rs 978-crore spacecraft is a three-module composite made up of an orbiter, lander, and rover.


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