ISRO says Chandrayaan 2 to reach Moon by August 20

The ISRO said on August 14, the trans-lunar insertion of Chandrayaan is scheduled, which then will send the spacecraft to the moon by August 20.

Chennai: India’s chandrayann 2 mission was put into the action on July 22 and is now scheduled to reach the Moon by August 20, the ISRO confirms on Monday. The ISRO said the first earthbound orbit-raising maneuver fro Chandrayaan was successfully done on Wednesday. It was successfully talked place by firing the onboard motors for 57 seconds. The new orbit is 230x45,163 km. The second orbit raising maneuver is scheduled on July 26, at 1.09 a.m., it added. In a textbook style on July 22, the Chandrayaan 2 was launched into an elliptical orbit of 170x45,475 km by India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III.


Chandrayaan-2 comprises three segments - the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander 'Vikram' (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover 'Pragyan' (27 kg, two payloads). The ISRO said the land Vikram will reach Moon on September 7. The Chandrayaan was supposed to fly out on July 15, but due to some serious technical glitch, the mission was postponed to July 22.  And because of that, there are obvious changes in mission flight schedule. Originally the Chandrayaan 2’s earth confined phase was 17 days as per the date 15th July and now the new flight schedule has been lower down to 13 days. Whereas the lunar bound phase was confined for 28 days as per the original date i.e. July 15 but now it is also brought down to 13 days flight. Also, the initial number of days for Vikram to reach was 54 days but now it has been subsidized to 48 days.

Leave a Reply