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ISRO Chandrayaan-2 successfully completes the 5th orbital maneuver


The Indian Space Agency on Tuesday successfully lifted the Chandrayan-2 orbit for the fifth time at 15:04.

According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the orbit of Chandrayan-2 was raised to an orbit of 276×142.975km, firing onboard the spacecraft for 1,041 seconds.

All spacecraft parameters were normal.

The next maneuver is Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI), scheduled for August 14, 2019, between 3-4 in the morning.

On July 22, Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit measuring 170 x 45 475 km from a heavy rocket launcher India Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (Mark III) (GSLV Mk III) in textbook style.

The spacecraft consists of three segments – the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the Vikram lander (1,471 kg, four payloads) and the Pragyan rover (27 kg, two payloads).

The Indian Space Agency said the main activities include maneuvers related to Earth, trench launch, maneuvers related to the moon, separation of Vikram from Chandrayan-2 and touching the South Pole of the moon.

ISRO has said that the Chandrayan-2 trench launch, which will send it to the moon, is scheduled for August 14.

Then Chandrayan-2 is due to reach the moon by August 20, and the Vikram lander will land on Earth's only satellite on September 7.

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