Chandrayaan 2 completes final phase, set to land on Moon
New Delhi : The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) on Wednesday revealed that its moon lander Vikram has completed final de-orbital operation successfully. It has been scheduled for landing on September 7.
According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 am using the on-board propulsion system and was completed in nine seconds.
The orbit of Vikram Lander is 35 km x 101 km.
The space agency said that the required orbit for Vikram to commence its descent towards the surface of the moon has been achieved.
According to the Indian space agency, Vikram is scheduled to powered descent between 1 a.m. - 2 a.m. on September 07.
The touchdown on the Moon’s south polar region will be between 1.30 a.m. - 2.30 a.m., ISRO said.
After the landing, rover Pragyan will take a stroll on the planet and do the designated research. Both the Orbiter and Vikram are in good health, ISRO said.
On July 22, the Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 was launched into the space by India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style.