Chandrayaan-2 all set for final round of orbit-reducing manoeuvre around moon today

BENGALURU: The scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization are gearing up for the final round of orbit-reducing manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 this evening.

The country's second lunar craft is set to reach a circular polar synchronous orbit around the moon, at a distance of about a hundred kilometres, after the operation. The crucial task will be performed by firing the onboard propulsion system in the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2.

The new path of the lunar probe around the moon will provide a favourable condition for separation of the lander Vikram from the orbiter tomorrow.

The lander carrying the rover Pragyaan is scheduled to have its rendezvous with the lunar South Pole on the seventh of September with a gentle touch down.

Our correspondent reports that the Orbiter will revolve around the moon for over a year and collect data on the upper atmosphere of the moon.


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