India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ is relied upon to arrive at the moon’s circle on August 20 and arrive on the lunar surface on September 7, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan said on Monday.
The rocket is good to go to leave the world’s circle following two days, he told journalists here. Sivan was on the city to participate in the birth centennial festivals of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, viewed as the dad of India’s space program.
“After launching Chandrayaan-2 on July 22, we did five maneuvers. The Chandrayaan-2 composite body is now revolving around the earth,” he said.
“At around 3.30 am on August 14, we are going to have a maneuver called trans-lunar injection. By this maneuver, the Chandrayaan-2 will leave the earth and move towards the moon. On August 20, we will be reaching the moon,” he said.
“Then, we will be carrying out lunar orbit insertion. By this process, the Chandrayaan-2 will be around the moon on August 20. Subsequently, we have planned to have a series of maneuvers around the moon and finally on September 7, we will be landing on the moon near its south pole,” he added.
“At that point, we will complete lunar circle inclusion. By this procedure, the Chandrayaan-2 will be around the moon on August 20. Along these lines, we have wanted to have a progression of moves around the moon lastly on September 7, we will arrive on the moon close to its south post,” he included.
He said researchers at the ISRO will be occupied in coming months, especially in December when the space organization would take up a mission to dispatch little satellites.
“In December, we are going to have a very important mission. It’s a small satellite launcher. This is for the first time we are going to have this mission,” he said.