The third lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre for India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft went successfully on Wednesday, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO said that the TMC-2 captured the images showing impact carters such as the Jackson, Mitra, Mach, Korolev, Sommerfeld, Kirkwood and Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite. It is christened after Dr Arnold Sommerfeld, a German physicist known for his work in atomic and quantum physics.
Chandrayaan-2, which has been moving in a lunar orbit since August 20, today moved closer to the Moon, positioning itself in a new lower orbit around the Moon.
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India's second lunar expedition - would shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Polar region. With mission life of over a year, this satellite will capture lunar surface images from its orbit.
The historic landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the moon will be witness by the winners of the quiz organised by ISRO along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ISRO control room in Bangalore next month. Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, which was launched on July 22, will land on the moon on September 7. The duration of the maneuver was 1190 seconds. The spacecraft is loaded with 14 advanced techs payloads, and 13 out of them belongs to India and one imaging tech belongs to NASA. Centre's principal scientific adviser K Vijayraghavan has written to UP chief secretary Anoop Pandey, seeking enthusiastic participation of children in a quiz that will serve as the gateway to witness Chandrayaan-2 landing. There will be three more orbit drills before the lander's partition from the Orbiter on September 2 and ultimate soft landing in the south polar region of the Moon, planned on September 7. After this, the lunar lander will be removed from the vehicle and left towards the lunar surface. Jackson is an effect pit situated on the northern side of the equator on the far side of the Moon. Back then, people used the names of philosophers, scientists and the members of royalty.