After Chandrayaan-2's insertion into the lunar orbit, ISRO will carry out four more orbit manoeuvres (August 21, 28, 30 and September 1) to enter it into its final orbit passing over lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon's surface. The artist always makes sand art on various events and issues.
The insertion "was completed successfully today at 0902 hrs IST (0332 GMT) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of manoeuver was 1738 seconds", the national space agency said.
Chandrayaan-2's current orbit is highly eccentric. The orbit that Chandrayaan 2 achieved is 114 km X 18072 km precisely.
On September 2, as the probe travels around the Moon in its science orbit, the spacecraft will release the Vikram lander, which will go on to establish an orbit with a perilune of 30 km (19 miles) and an apolune of 100 km (62 miles). India's first Lunar Mission in 2008 had identified traces of water on the Moon. According to the scientist, the approach velocity had to be ideal, even a small error would have thrown the spacecraft into deep space or it would have crashed onto the moon surface.
Hridam Rajeev Singh was a member of the team which produced the Stage I Solid Stage Rocket Boosters for Chandrayaan 2. "Then, it will perform a series of complex braking manoeuvres to soft land in the south polar region of the moon on September 7, 2019", ISRO said in their post. After landing the rover on the Moon surface, it will be one of the few countries (US, Russia, and China) who have successfully landed probes on the Moon's surface.
ISRO chief K. Sivan said the manoeuvre was a key milestone for the mission, adding he was hoping for a flawless landing next month. On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikot, India, at 5:13 a.m. EDT. The entire project cost Rs 978 crore. The second manoeuvre is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday).
The Lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments while the rover two payloads to enhance our understanding of the lunar surface.