Credit: ISRO


India’s Moonshot is set to perform its next lunar bound orbit maneuver on August 28, 2019 between 0530 – 0630 hrs IST.

Credit: ISRO/Inside Outer Space Screengrab

Orbit maneuvers will be performed on Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to enable it to enter its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from the Moon’s surface.

Subsequently, the lander – Vikram — will separate from the orbiter and enter into a 62 x 19 mile (100 km X 30 km) orbit around the Moon.

Credit: ISRO/Inside Outer Space Screengrab






Vikram will then perform a series of complex braking maneuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon on September 7, 2019, dispatching the Pragyan rover.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s LROC camera image of lunar landing site of India’s Vikram lander with rover.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University











The landing spot is a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.

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