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Chandrayaan-2 orbit raised further

Prime News, National, Space Technology, New Delhi, July 26:- India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 has successfully completed its second earth bound orbit raising maneuver, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Friday.

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

The earth bound orbit raising maneuver was performed using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds, said ISRO. “The orbit achieved is 251 x 54829 km,” it said, adding that all spacecraft parameters are normal.

“The third orbit raising maneuver is scheduled on July 29, 2019, between 1430 – 1530 hours (IST),” it added. The first one was performed on July 24.

The Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to reach the Moon by August 20, the ISRO had said on Wednesday. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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