In a statement posted on its official website, the agency said that the spacecraft began its maneuver at 6.18PM, using its on-board propulsion system for 1,155 seconds. The integrated module's entry to the nearly circular orbit of 119 x 127km happened after the last lunar-orbit manoeuvre was conducted at 6.21pm on for 52 seconds.
The spacecraft has reached into an orbit that is 119 km from the lunar surface at its nearest point, and 127 km at the farthest.
The Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission will make India the fourth country in the world to land a rover on the moon.
Rashi Verma, a Class 10 student of Delhi Public School here, has been selected to witness the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon surface along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bengaluru on September 7.
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Following this, there would be two deorbit manoeuvres of lander "Vikram" to prepare for its landing in the south polar region of the moon. It will then enter into a 100 km x 30 km orbit around the Moon.
India's Geosynchronous Satellite tv for pc Launch Car, GSLV MkIII-M1, had efficiently launched the three, 840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth's orbit on July 22.
"Chandrayaan 2 will be the first spacecraft to land near the South pole of the moon and this is where NASA hopes to land astronaut in about five years from now". Around 2pm tomorrow (Monday), Vikram lander will get separated from the orbiter to continue its downward journey to land on Moon. The spacecraft is monitored continuously from the Mission Operations Complex at ISRO Telemetry.
Chandrayaan 2 will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. During this time, he told reporters that we have landed near the equator of the moon before, but never went to the South Pole.