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Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar transfer trajectory

Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar transfer trajectory
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST
Bangalore: India’s first unmanned moon spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1 has entered the lunar transfer trajectory and is heading to an apogee of 3,80,000km as Indian Space Research Organization, or, Isro, scientists Tuesday carried the fifth and final orbit-raising manoeuvre.
“Chandrayaan-1 has entered the lunar transfer trajectory and is heading to an apogee of 3,80,000km, expected to happen on Saturday evening, the time at which the lunar orbit insertion manoeuvres are planned to be carried out,” Isro spokesperson S. Satish told PTI.
During the crucial manoeuvre Tuesday at 4.56am, the spacecraft’s 440 Newton liquid engine was fired for 145 seconds.
“Today’s manoeuvre is one of the crucial and important milestones in the Chandrayaan-1 mission,” Satish said.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST