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The spacecraft is slowing down for its final orbit, with its next maneuver scheduled for August 28. It's due to land September 7. Details about the mission, plus Chandrayaan-2's first image of the moon, here.
Following a series of successful maneuvers, India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has shifted trajectories and is now on its way to the moon.
Tomorrow, the spacecraft will shift from its orbit of Earth toward a path to the moon.
India's 2nd moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, successfully carried out its 3rd orbit-raising maneuver on Monday. It will soon enter trans-lunar orbit, with the goal of landing on the moon on September 7.
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In September, India hoped to become the 4th nation to soft land on the moon successfully with its Chandrayaan 2 mission. Moments before touchdown, the mission's Vikram lander crashed. Now the lander has been found again.
Saturday's heartbreaking loss of contact with the Vikram lander - part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon - hasn't changed the upbeat tone of India's space science. Here's what we know so far.
The Vikram lander was to have made India the 4th nation of Earth to soft land on the moon. Contact with it was lost just 1.3 miles (2.1 km) above the moon's surface.
The moon's south pole has never been explored from the ground, but India's new Chandrayaan-2 mission will attempt a 1st-ever landing there, with a rover, this September.
How can the cost of space travel – to and from the moon and possibly to Mars - be reduced? One approach is to mine the moon for necessary resources.