A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 23 2019 10:23PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi addresses UNSG Climate Action Summit            About 500 terrorists trying to infiltrate into India: Army Chief            Govt launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies            We should move towards digital census by 2021: Amit Shah            Sensex zooms 1,075 points; Nifty ends at 11,603           

National News

Jul 26, 2019

Earth-bound orbit of India’s 2nd lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 further raised

The earth-bound orbit of India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 has further been raised early this morning, in preparation of its journey to the South Pole of the moon. 

The ISRO team carried out the orbit-raising manoeuvre early this morning, at 01.08 hrs. It was accomplished by burning the engine onboard the aircraft for 14 minutes, 43 seconds. The national space agency has said, all spacecraft parameters are normal. This is the second such manoeuvre since its launch on the 22nd of this month, the first being done on Wednesday. 

With today’s operation, the spacecraft’s orbit has been increased by a total of 9354 kilometres at the farthest point from the earth, as compared to its initial ion during the launch. Three more such manoeuvres are being planned by the ISRO during the earth-centric phase of Chandrayaan-2, the next being in the afternoon on the 29th of this month. 

On 14th August, it is planned to nudge the spacecraft away from its earth-centric orbit to begin its trans-lunar trajectory. Before soft-landing on the moon, Chandrayaan-2 will require a total of fifteen such manoeuvres, as said by ISRO.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 23 (Sep) Midday News 23 (Sep) News at Nine 23 (Sep) Hourly 23 (Sep) (2000hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 23 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 23 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 23 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 23 (Sep) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 23 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 23 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 23 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 23 (Sep) Parikrama 23 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 23 (Sep) Samayki 23 (Sep) Sports Scan 23 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 23 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 22 (Sep) Radio Newsreel 23 (Sep)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 19 (Sep) Surkhiyon Mein 19 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 18 (Sep) Vaad-Samvaad 3 (Sep) Money Talk 3 (Sep) Current Affairs 20 (Sep)