Chandrayaan-2 enters the lunar orbit, crossing a very difficult barrier

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Chandrayaan-2 to enter Moon orbit on Tuesday 29 days after its launch Chandrayaan-2 entered the moon’s orbit on Tuesday morning. To give detailed information about this, ISRO Chairman K.K. Sivan will address reporters at 11 am. Chandrayaan-2 will land on the moon on September 7, before the Indian Space Research Organization, (Isro) will prove to be a milestone. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 with the help of ISL’s heaviest rocket GSLV-Mark 3 (Bahubali) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Reduced orbit speed
Scientists on entering the sphere of the moon reduced the speed of the spacecraft to give it the effect of its gravity. For this Chandrayaan-2’s onboard propulsion system was briefly fired. During this time all the commands were very precise and strict. According to scientists, even a small lapse could have uncontrolled the vehicle. This was an extremely difficult hurdle that Chandrayaan-2 successfully overcame.

According to ISRO scientists, Chandrayaan-2 will continue to revolve in the orbit of the Moon till 31 August after entering the lunar orbit. During this time, once again the process of class change will begin. According to ISRO, four changes will be made to the orbit to bring the vehicle to the nearest orbit of the moon. In this way, crossing all obstacles, it will land on the moon’s south pole on September 7, in which no man-made vehicle has landed yet.

Chandrayaan-2 Appeal Stay connected with me for every update. In the past, Chandrayaan-2 sent a message about his good health and excellent journey on earth. The message sent by the vehicle said, “Hello! I am Chandrayaan-2, with special updates. I would like to tell you that my journey so far has been fantastic. Stay connected with me to know where I am and what I am doing. ‘ Launched on 22 July, Chandrayaan-2 has gone through many changes so far. The sixth change was made on 14 August. Through this change, the vehicle was transported to the Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT). The LTT is the path on which the orbiter will enter the moon’s orbit. This process is called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI).

The direction of Chandrayaan-2 will be changed to Moon’s magnetic effect up to 65,000 km, which means that it can pull space objects up to that distance. When Chandrayaan-2 was about 150 km away from the Moon’s orbit, ISRO started its orientation process. ISRO gave Chandrayaan-2 such a velocity that it easily entered the Moon’s orbit. Scientists reduced the velocity of Chandrayaan-2 and also changed its direction. This is India’s second lunar expedition. In 2008, India sent the mission Chandrayaan-1. The orbiter carried out experiments while orbiting the moon for about 10 months. The credit for the discovery of water on the moon goes to this expedition to India.

Chandrayaan-2 has three parts – Orbiter, Lander ‘Vikram’ and Rover ‘Pragya’. The lander and rover will descend on the surface of the moon to form part of the experiment, while the orbiter will carry out research by orbiting the moon for almost a year. However, ISRO officials say that the life span of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter can be extended by one year. According to the scientists associated with the mission Chandrayaan-2, worth about Rs 978 crore, the orbiter should have 290.2 kg of fuel at the end after all changes in orbit so that it can hit the moon. There is so much fuel now that it can be circled in the Moon’s orbit for two years. However, everything will depend on the circumstances.

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