Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as the Chandrayaan-2 moon lander Vikram successfully separated from its orbiter.
The lander separated from the orbiter at 1.15 pm on Monday.
Informing about the same, Singh tweeted, “At 1.15 pm IST today, India achieved a major Space milestone. Kudos #ISRO. One step closer to #Moon. #Chandrayaan 2 #VikramLander successfully separated ahead of the landing on Lunar Surface on 7th September.”
“The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter at 1315 Hrs IST today (September 02, 2019),” ISRO tweeted.
“The Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit,” the tweet added....
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