Prime News, National, Space Technology, Bengaluru, September 4:- India’s moon lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7 with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) completing the second and final de-orbital operations successfully this morning.
According to ISRO, Vikram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 am using the on-board propulsion system and was completed in nine seconds. With this operation, the required orbit for the Vikram to commence it descent towards the surface of the Moon is achieved.
The touchdown on the Moon’s south polar region will be between 1.30 am and 2.30 am on September 7.
After the touch down by Vikram, the rover Pragyan will roll down from the former to carry out the research for which it has been designed. On Monday afternoon, the Vikram separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan 2.
Chandrayaan 2 was launched into the space by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style on July 22. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)