Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2: ISRO

Edited By: Riya Gupta WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Sep 02, 2019, 02:44 PM(IST)

GSLV MK-III successfully injects Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit. Photograph:( IANS )

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The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit.

The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 on Monday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit.

The Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km, ISRO further said.

The next maneuver is scheduled on September 3.

Yesterday, Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed it's final and fifth lunar bound orbit maneuver using the onboard propulsion system.

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

Watch: Chandrayaan-2 captures first image of Moon

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

This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon.

The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22. 

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