ISRO achieved a significant milestone for India’s moon mission as Chandrayan 2 successfully enters the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning. This was one of the major hurdles in India’s moon mission which ISRO has successfully tamed.
This was achieved as ISRO ignited the Chandrayan 2’s liquid engine for around 1738 seconds. The launch of the Chandrayan 2 was a major accomplishment in itself for ISRO. Now that the launch moves closer to its larger mission, it’s a significant achievement for ISRO.
Talking about the present condition of Chandrayan 2, ISRO said, “The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Bylalu, near Bengaluru. All the systems of Chandrayaan 2 are healthy.”
The next lunar-bound orbit movement for Chandrayan 2 is scheduled for 21 August, Wednesday between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. For talking about the milestone achieved today morning, the ISRO chairman, K Sivan will be addressing the media soon sharing his insights.
The spacecraft is scheduled for the crucial landing on the lunar surface on September 7. Before this, Chandrayan 2 will be performing 4 more orbit movements to place it into its final orbit.
The next crucial and significant milestone after successfully entering the lunar orbit will take on the place on September 2. This will be an event when Vikram, the lander will separate from the orbiter which would be followed by two more orbit movements performed on the lander before the initiation of powered descent to make a soft landing on the lunar surface on September 7, as informed by ISRO.