The Indian’s first mission, aimed at a soft landing on Chandrayaan-2, the southern polar region of the Moon, was put into the lunar orbit on 20 August. This entry was confirmed by the Indian Space Agency, ISRO. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July and left Earth’s orbit on 14 August.
Before reaching final orbit, the spacecraft will now undergo a four-orbital maneuver about 100 km from the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-2 was placed in a precisely defined orbit. After its entry into lunar orbit, the spacecraft will have four more orbit maneuvers to enter its final orbit, passing above the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the lunar surface.
The mission will help scientists gain a better understanding of origins. Detailed topographic studies, extensive mineralogical analysis, and a host of other experiments on the lunar surface conducted on the Moon will help mankind understand the evolution of the Moon.