Chandrayaan-2 successfully performs third orbit-raising manoeuvre

Indian Space Research
Organisation was successful
today in completing the third
earthbound orbit raising
manoeuvres of Chandrayaan
2 satellite

In a tweet, the agency has
said that after performing the
third orbit raising manoeuvre
today, the satellite is three
steps closer to the moon
Chandrayaan-2 comprising of
the orbiter, the lander Vikram
and rover Pragyan was
launched by GSLV Mark II
launch vehicle from
Sriharikota on July 22

The fourth orbit-raising
manoeuvre will take place on
Friday. Covering a distance of
3.84 lakh kilometres from
Earth, Chandrayaan 2 is
expected to reach lunar orbit
by mid-August and the lander
carrying the rover in it is,
expected to soft-land in the
south pole of Moon on
September 7