In a significant milestone, India’s Second Moon Mission, Chandrayan II has successfully entered Moon’s Orbit on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am.
Isro has said the significant milestone was achieved after Chandrayaan 2’s liquid engine was ignited for around 1738 seconds.
Isro also said that the next lunar-bound orbit manoeuvres is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
Chandrayaan 2 will now be performing 4 more orbit manoeuvres to place the spacecraft into its final orbit before the crucial landing on the lunar surface on September 7.
While Chandrayaan 1 had confirmed the presence of water on the lunar surface 11 years ago, Chandrayaan 2 will be the first time India lands on the Moon. The second Moon mission will be exploring the uncharted south pole of the Moon and help scientists understand the origin and evolution of the Moon.