Chandrayaan 2’s moon lander Vikram underwent the first of two ‘de-orbiting’ manoeuvres on Tuesday morning.
The four-second operation performed from ISRO’s Bengaluru control centre has slightly trimmed the lander’s orbit towards its destination. This readies it for Saturday’s touchdown on moon.
Vikram now goes around in a slightly shorter orbit at a distance of 104 km x 128 km from the moon.
On Monday afternoon, Vikram, carrying a rover