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Chandrayaan-2 Circle Effectively Raised for Fourth Time: ISRO

The fourth circle raising action for India's moon rocket Chandrayaan-2 was performed effectively at 3:27pm on Friday, the ISRO said. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said the circle of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 277 x 89,472 km by terminating the locally available engines for 646 seconds. All rocket parameters are ordinary, it said. The fifth circle raising move is planned between 2:30 to 3:30pm on August 6. The third circle raising movement was finished on July 29.

On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was infused into a curved circle of 170x45,475 km by India's overwhelming lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a course book style.

The rocket involves three portions - the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander 'Vikram' (1,471 kg, four payloads) and meanderer 'Pragyan' (27 kg, two payloads).
Chandrayaan-2 Circle Effectively Raised for Fourth Time

The Indian space office said the significant exercises incorporate earth-bound moves, the trans-lunar addition, lunar-bound moves, Vikram's detachment from Chandrayaan-2 and touch down on the moon's South Pole.

The ISRO said the trans-lunar inclusion of Chandrayaan-2, which will send it to the moon, is planned on August 14.

From that point forward, the Chandrayaan-2 is planned to arrive at the moon by August 20 and the lander Vikram will arrive on the Earth's sole satellite on September 7.

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