Chandrayaan 2 successfully placed in lunar orbit- A 30-minute maneuver from the Indian Space Research Organization’s mission operations complex on Tuesday ensured that Chandrayaan-2, the Indian lunar lander-rover spacecraft, is well-positioned in its destination or planned locations around the moon.

Lunar Orbit entry from ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTR) was done at 9.02 am.

In the defined orbit

In a media briefing after the incident, ISRO Chairman K.K. Sivan said, “Today Chandrayaan-2 has crossed a major milestone. At around 9 in the morning, an accurate LOI [Lunar Orbit Insertion] maneuver made Chandrayaan-2 a fully defined orbit for about 30 minutes. Injected into. ”



Chandrayaan 2 successfully placed in lunar orbit
Chandrayaan 2 successfully placed in lunar orbit

It now travels around the moon in a pole-to-pole ellipse of 114 km x 18,072 km.



Now that the orbiter is in place, attention will go to the top rider Vikram Lander with the small rover inside the belly.

At approximately 9 o’clock, an accurate LOI [Lunar Orbit Insertion] maneuver was performed, which lasted approximately 30 minutes to inject Chandrayaan-2 into a fully defined orbit. “Dr. Sivan said. The spacecraft now travels around the moon in pole-to-pole ellipses of 114 km x 18,072 km.

Now that the orbiter is in place, attention will go to the top rider Vikram Lander with the small rover inside the belly.



Dr. Sivan said, “We will now have four lunar eclipses starting tomorrow [Wednesday] at 1 pm, followed by August 28, August 30 and September 1. The Chandrayaan-2 orbit is gradually reduced from the current 18,072 kilometers to September. Will be done. 1 revolves the moon in a circle from a distance of about 100 km. ”

He said that 2 September was the next big event. On that day the lander separates from the orbiter and begins to descend to the lunar surface – as “a groom breaks away from his ancestral house and enters the bride’s house.”

In addition to precise action, correction sensors, guidance and navigation systems with the latest LOIs and earlier TLIs and repeated tests on them, he said, Vikram should be soft-enabled on the moon at 1.45pm on 7 September.

To put the spacecraft into lunar orbit, Drs. Sivan said that at 3 o’clock. On Monday, Chandrayaan-2 reached around the Moon and started gaining momentum due to the Moon’s gravity.

“The latest LOI maneuver required it to reduce its speed from 2.4 km per second to 2.1 km per second. If we did not do this or did it improperly, we would lose the spacecraft because it would lose the way. ”

Chandrayaan 2 successfully placed in lunar orbit

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