Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters moon’s orbit - Tv9
Tue, Aug 20, 2019, 12:05 PM
India's moonshot Chandrayaan-2 has been successfully manoeuvred into lunar orbit on Tuesday, after nearly 30 days of space travel. This was one of the trickiest operations in the mission. A higher-than-expected approach velocity would have bounced off the spacecraft into deep space, while a slow approach would have led to the moon's gravity to pull Chandrayaan 2 and crash it on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-2 is set to land on Moon on September 7, 2019. India will become the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the moon.