ISRO is now very close to making history. Chandrayaan 2 is closer to the moon. It successfully reached the 5th orbit of the moon; ISRO announced that it was possible to send Chandrayaan 2 successfully to the last orbit of the moon at 6:21 pm in Indian time yesterday. Now Lander Bikram is successfully separated from Chandrayaan 2 between 12:45 pm and 1:45 pm today (IST).
Vikram Lander Successfully separates from #Chandrayaan2 Orbiter today (September 02, 2019) at 1315 hrs IST.
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— ISRO (@isro) September 2, 2019
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. On Saturday, Bikram will arrive at the southern pole of the moon with the Pragyan between 1.30 am and 2 am. Between 5 am and 6 am (Indian time), Pragyan will be separated from Vikram and land on the surface of the moon. Now start counting India!