India's Chandrayaan-2 performs final lunar orbit manoeuvreChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 2, 2019
The final and fifth lunar bound orbit maneuver for India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on Sunday, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
All spacecraft parameters are normal, it said.
The next operation is the separation of Vikram Lander from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which is scheduled on Sept. 2.
Launched on July 22, its lander named "Vikram" will attempt to make a soft-landing on the Lunar surface on Sept. 7. The lander has been named in honor of the father of Indian space research program Vikram Sarabhai. ■