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Chandrayaan- 2 to enter Moon’s orbit tomorrow

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Bengaluru: Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to enter Moon’s orbit around 9.30 am on August 20 (Tuesday), 29 days after the plane was lift-off from Sriharikota on July 22. The aircraft will land on Moon on September 7 which will be a milestone for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

ISRO Chairman, K Sivan said that the Chandrayaan-2 will face a tough phase while entering the moon’s orbit on Tuesday. Upon entering the lunar field, the speed of the spacecraft will have to be reduced to make it reach under the influence of gravity. For this, the on-board propulsion system of Chandrayaan-2 will be fired for a while. During this time all the commands should be very precise and rigorous. According to scientists, even a small lapse can make the craft uncontrolled.

As per scientists, Chandrayaan-2 will continue to revolve around the moon till 31 August after entering the moon’s orbit. During this time, once again the process of orbit change will begin. According to ISRO, four changes will be made to the orbit to bring the vehicle to the nearest orbit of the moon. After crossing all obstacles, it will land on the moon’s South Pole on September 7.

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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