Chandrayaan-2 attains new milestone; makes successful entry into Lunar Orbit

Chandrayaan-2 is one of the most prestigious projects from the Indian space department and people all around the world are curious about knowing the latest news regarding it since it got launched few weeks back.

This looks really prospective for India as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that the Chandrayaan-2 has entered the Lunar orbit.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced this on their official Twitter handle and said that it took 1738 seconds for Chandrayaan-2 for entering the Lunar orbit. By entering the Lunar Orbit, Chandrayaan-2 has completed one of the major goals of its two month long travel in the space successfully.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tweeted that Chandrayaan-2 was nearing its destination.

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The post was accompanied with a graphic image in which we can see the lander and the rover approaching towards the orbit of the moon.

In another Tweet, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tweeted "Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) of #Chandrayaan2 maneuver was completed successfully today (August 20, 2019). The duration of maneuver was 1738 seconds beginning from 0902 hrs IST.”

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was also very much active on its website as it kept on posting real-time updates after tracking the delicate manoeuvre.

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The spacecraft used an onboard propulsion system for inserting it into the Lunar orbit, and as per official sources, everything went as per the plans.

There were several risks that threatened Chandrayaan-2's insertion into the orbit of the moon. If the spacecraft had approached the moon with a higher velocity, the lander and rover might not have been able to perform in its normal way. If the velocity was lower, there were chances of the spacecraft crashing on the moon's surface due to the gravity factor.

But so far, it has successfully entered the Lunar orbit and it is a great news for all the Indians from across the world.

by Ricky Tandon | Wed, Aug 21 - 11:20 AM

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