Chandrayaan-2 all set to reach polar synchronous orbit around moon tomorrow

The circular and low distant path is considered the best-suited one, for the separation of the lander from the orbiter on September 2.

Written by August 31, 2019 19:55

New Delhi: India’s second lunar probe Chandrayaan-2 is all set to reach a polar synchronous orbit around the moon tomorrow.

ISRO, in a release, said that the final round of lunar-bound orbit reducing manoeuvre would be held by 6 PM tomorrow to reach the circular path.

It is planned to take the integrated lunar craft Chandrayaan-2 consisting of the orbiter, lander Vikram and rover Pragyaan in about a hundred-kilometre distant path around the moon with tomorrow’s last such operation.

A similar operation held yesterday evening has been a resounding success, as it reached the intended path.

The circular and low distant path is considered the best-suited one, for the separation of the lander from the orbiter on September 2.

The lander carrying the rover is set to make a soft-landing near the lunar South Pole on the seventh of next month.