The third orbit elevating exercise for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been carried out efficiently at 3:12pm on Monday, the Indian area company mentioned.

The Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) mentioned the orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 276 x 71,792 km by firing the onboard motors for 989 seconds.

All spacecraft parameters are regular, it mentioned.

The fourth orbit elevating manoeuvre is scheduled between 2 to 3pm on August 2.

On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s heavy carry rocket Geosynchronous Satellite tv for pc Launch Car-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a textual content e book model.

The spacecraft contains three segments – the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kg, 4 payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).

The Indian area company mentioned the most important actions embody earth-bound manoeuvres, the trans-lunar insertion, lunar-bound manoeuvres, Vikram’s separation from Chandrayaan-2 and contact down on the moon’s South Pole.

The ISRO mentioned the trans-lunar insertion of Chandrayaan-2, which can ship it to the moon, is scheduled on August 14.

After that, the Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to succeed in moon by August 20 and the lander Vikram will land on the Earth’s sole satellite tv for pc on September 7.

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