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ISRO successfully performs second orbit-raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-3

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NEW DELHI: With the spacecraft now in a stable orbit of 41603 km X 226 km, ISRO is progressing steadily towards its goal of exploring the lunar surface.

In a significant achievement, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced yesterday that the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has successfully performed its second orbit-raising manoeuvre, commonly known as “Earth-bound apogee firing”. Following the successful manoeuvre, ISRO confirmed that the spacecraft is now positioned in a stable orbit of 41603 km X 226 km.

ISRO further disclosed that the next firing, the third in the series, is scheduled to take place today (18) between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm, further propelling the spacecraft towards its intended destination.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission, launched on July 14, is aimed at exploring the lunar surface, according to PTI. (Agencies)

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