Chandrayaan-3

Second orbit-raising manoeuver performed successfully, says ISRO

Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has now moved into a new, higher orbit around the Earth 

after the successful completion of the second orbit-raising manoeuvre, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said Monday.

Hoping to make a soft landing on the moon’s surface next month

Chandrayaan-3 is now going around the Earth in an elliptical orbit that is 41,603 km 

at its furthest and 226 km at the closest from the Earth’s surface, ISRO said in an official statement.

The second orbit-raising step took place at around noon on Monday.

Before this, the spacecraft was moving in an orbit that was 41,762 at the furthest from Earth and 173 km at its closest.

Source  ISRO 

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