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Jul 26, 2019

ISRO conducts 2nd orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft

The Indian Space Research Organisation conducted the second orbit-raising manoeuvre early morning today for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.

The orbit achieved is 251 x 548,29 km around Earth. The manoeuvre was performed using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds. 

The third orbit raising manoeuvre is scheduled for July 29 between 1430 - 1530 hrs, The first earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvre was performed on July 24 at 1452 hrs.

ISRO sources say that all spacecraft parameters are normal. The GSLV-Mk III rocket carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was launched on July 22 from Sriharikota.

The spacecraft is expected to enter the moon's orbit on August 20, and a soft landing is planned for September 7, according to ISRO's plans.

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