Chennai: The second earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, launched on July 22 by GSLV-MkIII-M1, was performed successfully on Friday morning.
ISRO in a release here said the orbit-raising maneuver was carried out at 0108 hrs as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds.
The orbit achieved was 251 x 54829 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal. The third orbit raising maneuver is scheduled on July 29 between 1430 hrs and 1530 hrs.
The first orbit raising was carried out on Wednesday taking the spacecraft to an orbit of 230 X 45163 km.
About 16 minutes from lift off from the Second Launch Pad from the SHAR range, Chandrayaan: 2 was placed into a highly elliptical orbit of 170 x 45,475 km.
It said further major activities included Earthbound maneuvers, Trans Lunar Insertion, Lunar bound maneuvers, Vikram (Lander) Separation, and Vikram Touch Down.
EarthBound maneuvers commenced from Wednesday and it would culminate into Trans Lunar Insertion scheduled on August 14 which will send the spacecraft to the moon.
''The spacecraft is scheduled to reach the moon by August 20'', ISRO said.