The final orbit raising maneuver was carried out at 2:21 am, when the scientist fired the spacecraft's liquid engine for about 1203 seconds and put it in the Lunar Transfer trajectory, which would eventually cause it to arrive at the moon.
Later, through a set of manoeuvres, the orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the moon will be circularised at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface.
"Chandrayaan-2 will take six days to travel in the lunar trajectory to reach Moon (lunar orbit) on August 20", ISRO Chairman K Sivan said.
It was held after the spacecraft raised five orbits around the earth between July 23 to August 6. The spacecraft is being monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu, near Bengaluru. The agency claimed the spacecraft crew is in good health and all systems on board the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft are performing normally.More news: 'Little Women' trailer: Watch Saoirse Ronan lead the feminist charge
The next maneuver would now be performed on August 20, when the spacecraft would approach the moon and its liquid engine will be fired again to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit.
Chandrayaan-2 is predicted to reach on August 20, and landing will be done by September 7.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan).
Bengaluru | India's Chandrayaan-2 has left Earth's orbit on Wednesday and is moving towards the mission's goal, the Moon. According to ISRO, at around 3.30 on Wednesday morning we made a significant change, which is called trans-lunar injection.More news: Guatemala's new president says "Maybe not Señor Trump"
"Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) manoeuvre was performed today (August 14, 2019) at 0221 hrs IST as planned". Chandrayaan 2 will have to slow itself down just enough using its thrusters to fall into the moon's reach - gravitationally speaking. A passive experiment from NASA will also be carried onboard Chandrayaan-2, ISRO has said. India will now become the fourth nation after the United Nations, Russia and China by successfully making "soft-landing" on lunar surface.
The mission life of the lander is also one lunar day. The mission was primarily aimed at landing a rover in the unexplored lunar south pole.
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