Chandrayaan 2 was successfully inserted into lunar orbit on Tuesday; ISRO chief Dr K Sivan shared that the moments before the insertion were ‘terrifying.’
Modi Tweeted, Congratulations to Team ISRO on Chandrayaan2 entering the Moon’s orbit.
There will be four more orbit manoeuvres to enable the spacecraft to enter into its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from Moon’s surface. Subsequently, the Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2. Since its launch on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been in the orbit of the Earth. So far, the spacecraft has raised its orbit five times from July 23 to August 6.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan2 will shed light on a completely unexplored region of the Moon, the South Pole. The mission’s success will make India, the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to make a soft landing on the Moon.