Timeline of Chandrayaan-2's orbit manuevers
New Delhi, Aug 28: Chandrayaan-2 spent nearly 23 days revolving around earth, and on August 14 left earth's orbit and headed for lunar transfer trajectory. After every revolution around the earth, the orbit was raised a little and series of maneuvers were carried out to raise its orbit before hurtling Chandrayaan-2 towards Lunar Transfer Trajectory (Moon's orbit).
While in Lunar Orbit, its orbits would now be lowered and Chandrayaan-2 would be put in a near circular orbit of 114 km x 128 km around the Moon. Once in the circular orbit, the lander Vikram will separate from the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. This is expected to happen on September 2. While the orbiter will continue revolving around the Moon, the Vikram Lander along with lunar probe Pragyan will descend near Moon's South Pole.