Indian Space Research Organisation was successful today in completing the third earthbound orbit raising manoeuvres of Chandrayaan-2 satellite.
In a tweet, the Indian Space agency has stated that after performing the third orbit raising manoeuvre today, the satellite is three steps closer to the moon. Chandrayaan-2 comprising of the orbiter, the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan was launched by GSLV Mark III launch vehicle from Sriharikota on July 22.
The fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre will take place on Friday. Covering a distance of 3.84 lakh kilometres from Earth, Chandrayaan 2 is expected to reach lunar orbit by mid-August and the lander carrying the rover in it is, expected to soft-land in the south pole of Moon on September 7.