The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully injected the Chandrayaan 2 into the lunar orbit between 8.30 to 9.30 AM.
New Delhi| In yet another major milestone, India’s ambitious moon project Chandrayaan-2 has been placed in the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning. With this, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) achieved another major feat. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 from the launch centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. If this mission is successful, India will become the fourth country to deliver a rover to the lunar surface after Russia, America and China. After about 30 days of travel, Chandrayaan has been placed in the moon’s orbit.
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Today, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) set the Chandrayaan 2 into the lunar orbit between 8.30 to 9.30 AM. This is one of the crucial steps in the entire mission. If it had failed, Chandrayaan 2 would have bounced off into deep space instead of landing on the moon.
Lowering the speed of Chandrayaan 2
ISRO chairman Dr K. Sivan said that the speed of Chandrayaan 2 has to be lowered for a smooth landing. He said that Moon’s gravitational power is up to 65000 KM. If Chandrayaan 2 approaches the moon with current speed, it will be bounced off and will be lost in deep space. However, if the speed is lowered Moon’s gravity will pull it to the surface.
Chandrayaan-2 will continue to revolve around the moon till August 31 after entering the moon’s orbit. During this time, there will be a change in the orbit once again. To bring Chandrayaan-2 to the nearest orbit of the moon, the orbits will be changed four times.