Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar space
India’s maiden unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 entered the lunar space early Tuesday after a successful fifth and final orbit raising manoeuvre and is likely to start circling the moon by Saturday. The satellite is now orbiting at a maximum altitude of 380,000 kms from earth.
The spacecraft was in the last lap of its journey into the moon’s orbit after it was injected into the lunar transfer trajectory by space scientists in a critical operation described as one of the crucial and important milestones in the Chandrayaan-1 mission.
According to ISRO sources, all systems onboard Chandrayaan-I spacecraft are performing normally after its launch on October 22 by PSLV-C11.