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India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered the Moon’s orbit, the country’s space agency announced Tuesday.
The unmanned spacecraft is Vikram date, it is expected that the surface of the moon next month, will take India into an exclusive group of countries that have successfully landed on the Moon.
Chandrayaan will remain in orbit of the moon is in a tighter orbit, until it reaches a distance of about 62 miles above the surface of the moon.
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The lander will then separate from the orbiter, and the use of rocket fuel, to slow it as it tries to, India’s first moon-landing on a relatively flat surface between two craters in the south polar region on Sept. 7, a region where there is no moon landing has been attempted before.
Today, August 20, 2019) – after the Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI), #Chandrayaan2 and is now in Lunar orbit. Lander, Vikram will soft-land on the Moon, on September 7, 2019 at the latest,” tweeted the Indian Space Research Organisation.
“Congratulations to the Team of @isro for #Chandrayaan2 the introduction of the Moon at the track. This is a significant step forward in the historic journey to the Moon,” tweeted Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday
The Chandrayaan-2 mission, launched from Sriharikota in the southern part of India, on the 22nd of July. The mission is on track, even though it is a technical fault, delay the launch for a week.
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So far, only the US, Russia and China have successfully landed on the Moon.
An Artist’s impression of Chandrayaan-2, Indian Space Research Organisation (video).
(The Indian Space Research Organisation)
The indian space hardware that has reached the Moon, but the country has yet to achieve a “soft landing” on the moon’s surface.
India’s first moon mission, Chandrayaan-1, will orbit the Moon in 2008, but it is not in the country. It does, however, have the start of a major impact on the probe that was intentionally crashed into the Moon.
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Chandrayaan-1 operated for 312 days.
In this July 22, 2019 at the latest, the photos, released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has demonstrated its geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII, the transfer of the Chandrayaan-2 will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India.
(The Indian Space Research Organisation (via the AP)
The Moon is high in a number of countries’ space programs. In China, for example, was the first country to successfully land a probe on the far side of the Moon earlier this year, the Chang’e 4 lander reached the moon’s surface on Dec. 2.
However, israel’s unmanned aerial vehicles Beresheet spaceship has crashed when it is trying to make a moon landing on April 11. It was only a few hundred meters above the surface of the moon, when the Mission Control in Yehud, Israel, has lost contact with the probe.
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In a preliminary study, it is found that a manual assignment of the cause of the crash.
The united states has also set his sights on the celestial satellite, and plans to take the country by U.s. astronauts, including the first woman on the Moon by 2024. The Artemis program will also support the development of a sustainable human presence on the Moon.
NASA has recently revealed more details about its vision for the ‘Artemis’ moon lander.
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Speaking at nasa’s Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20th, Vice-President Mike Pence has announced that the Orion capsule carrying American astronauts back to the Moon, is now complete.
After the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon in just 10 more men, all Americans, walked on the surface of the moon. The last NASA astronaut who set foot on the Moon, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Gene Cernan, on Dec. 14, 1972.
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At a White House event last month, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin expressed his disappointment about the american space progress since the days of Apollo 11.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, Morgan, Cheung, and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers