Chandrayaan-2 successfully completes its third orbit maneouver

The third lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today. An ISRO release says the operation began at 0904 hrs, using the propulsion system onboard the lunar craft. 

The duration of the maneuver was 1190 seconds, which helped Chandrayaan-2 to reach an orbit of 179 km at the nearest point from the moon and 1412 km at the farthest point. 

ISRO has said, all the spacecraft parameters are normal.The next Lunar bound orbit maneuvre is scheduled on the 30th of this month, between 1800 and 1900 hrs.

The Hindu

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