Chennai, Sep 3 : A day after Lander Vikram got separated from Orbiter, the first de-orbiting manoeuver for Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully on Tuesday as the spacecraft inched closer for a soft landing on an hitherto unexplored frontier, the
Moon's South Polar region on September seven.
ISRO in its update said the first de-orbiting manoeuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today beginning at 8.50 am as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was four seconds. The orbit of Vikram Lander is 104 km x 128 km.
Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in the existing orbit and both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy. The next de-orbiting maneuver is scheduled tomorrow
between 3.30 am and 4.30 am. (UNI)