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Chandrayaan-2 successfully performs third orbit-raising manoeuvre

In a tweet, the agency has said that after performing the third orbit raising manoeuvre on Monday, 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.

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