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Chandrayaan-2 Leaves Earth's Orbit Heads Towards Moon

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:58 PM

India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 left the earth's orbit today and is headed towards the moon after a crucial manoeuvre by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The satellite is another step closer to the moon after the "Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) manoeuvre was carried out successfully at 2.21 am as planned", the space agency said.
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India's Second Visit To Moon Likely To Begin In July, Says Space Agency

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:49 AM

The space agency has announced that India's second visit to the Moon under the Chandrayaan-2 mission will most likely be launched between July 9-16 this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) second mission to the Moon entails an orbiter, a lander and moon rover. The expected soft landing on the moon is likely to take place on September 6, 2019.