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Aug 14, 2019
7:08PM

Chandrayaan-2 successfully leaves earth orbit, begins the journey to moon

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The Chandrayaan-2 has successfully left the earth-centric orbit and has begun its journey straight to the moon early this morning.

Scientists of the national space agency ISRO achieved its trans-lunar ion by firing the engine on-board at 2.21 am today for 20-minutes, three seconds. It is currently on its way towards the moon, whose parameters are all healthy, as said by the ISRO in a release.

The orbiter of the Chandrayaan-2 carrying the lander Vikram and rover Pragyaan is set to reach a moon-centric orbit on the 20th of this month.

After a fresh series of moon-centric manoeuvres, it will unleash the lander on September 2 so that it could soft-land near the lunar South Pole on the seventh of September. The rover will emerge from the lander shortly afterwards to explore the uncharted terrain.

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