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Second earth bound orbit raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed

File photo: Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 26, 2019, 07.49 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

The second earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully on Friday, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

''Second earth bound orbit raising maneuver for #Chandrayaan2 spacecraft has been performed today (July 26, 2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned,'' ISRO tweeted.

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The manoeuvre was performed at 1:08 am as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds.

ISRO also informed that all spacecraft parameters are normal.

The third orbit raising maneuver is scheduled to take place on July 29.

Watch: Chandrayaan-2 lifts off: India's most ambitious space mission

 
India made history on July 22 when its low-cost moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, lifted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. 

The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover together referred to as "composite body". 

The landing on the moon`s south polar region is expected on September 7 this year.

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The manoeuvre was performed at 1:08 am as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds.