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Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters The Moon's orbit, just days for landing

Chandrayaan-2 will make a soft landing on the lunar surface on 7 September

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Now that Chandrayaan-2 has completed its trek to Moon, it is just days away from Moon landing
  • Chandrayaan-2 is currently in an eliptical orbit around the Moon
  • On September 7, the Chandrayaan-2 lander will attempt a soft landing on the Moon
  • Moon landing will put India in an elite club of nations to have successfully landed probes on the lunar surface

India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has entered Moon's orbit early on Tuesday (August 20). Confirmations about the successful Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) are just trickling out of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), whose chairman K Sivan will hold a press briefing about this at 11am in Bemgaluru.




After its launch on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 will do a soft landing on the Moon's South Pole on September 7 at 1.55 am, K Sivan, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation announced. Speaking to media persons, Sivan said, “Today (August 20) Chandrayaan-2 has crossed a major milestone carried out at 9 am for 30 minutes.

Now that Chandrayaan-2 has completed its trek to Moon, it is just days away from Moon landing, which will put it in an elite club of nations—the US, USSR (now Russia) and China—to have successfully landed probes on the lunar surface.

The project, which has cost India Rs 978 crore, has seen wide participation from institutions from around the country. "Nearly 500 universities and 120 industries have played a role in GSLV MkIII and Chandrayaan-2 respectively. And, 80% and 60% of the cost has gone to these," Isro chief Sivan had said.

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, the mission was launched from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.



Nearly 500 universities have participated in the project and 120 industries have played a role in GSLV MkIII and Chandrayaan2 respectively.

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