Source : India TV
Chandrayaan-3 leaves Earth’s orbit, heads towards Moon: ISRO
“Chandrayaan-3 completes its orbits around the Earth and heads towards the Moon. A successful perigee-firing performed at ISTRAC, ISRO has injected the spacecraft into the translunar orbit,” ISRO tweeted.
The national space agency said that the next stop is the moon and the Lunar-Orbit Insertion (LOI) is planned for August 5.
The spacecraft’s health is normal.
Today’s perigee burn has successfully raised Chandrayaan-3 orbit to 288 km x 369328 km.
In this orbit, the spacecraft enters the moon’s sphere of influence.
A crucial maneuvre at perilune would achieve the Lunar…
An ISRO official said that following the trans-lunar injection (TLI), Chandrayaan-3 has escaped from the Earth orbit and is now moving towards on the path that would take it to the vicinity of the Moon.
In other words, the spacecraft began its journey towards the Moon on Tuesday, after leaving the Earth’s orbit following the TLI maneuver, which placed it on ‘lunar transfer trajectory’.
Earlier, the spacecraft’s orbit was progressively increased five times after the Chandrayaan-3 mission to Moon was launched on July 14. Chandrayaan-3 leaves Earth’s orbit Chandrayaan-3 leaves Earth’s orbit IgMp