Chandrayaan-2 set to leave earth’s orbit, to reach moon’s orbit on Aug 20

ISRO has said it will carry out the manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion at around 3.30 A.M. IST. Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on 20th of August.

Written by Newsroom Staff August 13, 2019 21:01

New Delhi: India’s second lunar probe Chandrayaan-2 is set to move towards moon after leaving the earth’s orbit, with the Indian Space Research Organization planning to carry out a crucial manoeuvre early tomorrow morning.

ISRO has said it will carry out the manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion at around 3.30 A.M. IST.

Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on 20th of August.

On the 7th September, its lander is expected to soft-land on the south pole of the moon and unleash the rover to explore the surface.

The ISRO has so far performed five earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvres.