Indian space station went from orbit of Earth to the moon

Indian space station went from orbit of Earth to the moon

Индийская космическая станция отправилась с орбиты Земли к Луне

Photo: ISRO

The employees of the Space center of Satish Dhawan

A week later, the station Chandrayaan-2 will go into an elliptical lunar orbit. After that, the engines can reduce the height of the orbit to 100 km.

Station Indian lunar Chandrayaan-2 made the escape maneuver on the trajectory of the flight to the moon and left earth’s orbit. About it, said Indian space research organization (ISRO) on Wednesday, August 14.

“During this manoeuvre, the liquid engine of the spacecraft were about 1203 seconds. This allowed him to go on the flight path to the moon”, – stated in the message.

It is planned that on August 20 the station will switch to the elliptical lunar orbit, after which the engines can reduce the height of the orbit to 100 km After the station will come into a circular orbit, the lander with the Rover will separate from the Orbiter and in early September, will sit near the South pole of the moon. If the planting is successful, India will become the fourth country after the USSR, USA and China, which was able to land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon.

We will remind, on July 22, India launched the moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Heavy three-stage rocket GSLV Mk-III was launched from the Space center of Satish Dhawan, and successfully launched the lunar station to an intermediate orbit.

The Indian mission is directly from the three vehicles – the Orbiter, the lander Vikram and six-wheeled Rover of Pagan.

It was also reported that in early August, the station Chandrayaan-2 sent the new images, which show Earth.

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