Chandrayaan-2 second orbit raising successful

Chennai: The second earth bound orbit raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, launched on 22 July by GSLV-MkIII-M1, was performed successfully this morning.

ISRO in a release here said the orbit raising maneuver was carried out at 1.08 am as planned, using the on board propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds.

The orbit achieved is 251 x 54829 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal. The third orbit raising maneuver is scheduled on 29 July between 2.30 and 3.30 pm.

The first orbit raising was carried out on Wednesday taking the spacecraft to a orbit of 230 X 45163 km.

NT Bureau