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Chandrayaan-2 completes second de-orbiting manoeuvre

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Bengaluru: The second de-orbiting manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on September 4, beginning at 0342 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 9 seconds, according to ISRO.

The orbit of Vikram Lander is 35 km x 101 km. Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in an orbit of 96 km x 125 km and both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy. With this manoeuvre the required orbit for the Vikram Lander to commence its descent towards the surface of the Moon is achieved.

The Lander is scheduled to powered descent between 0100 – 0200 hrs IST on September 7, 2019, which is then followed by touch down of Lander between 0130 – 0230 hrs IST, says an update from ISRO.

The ₹978-crore Chandrayaan 2 was launched on July 22 from Sriharikota by India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.

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Explosion in Beirut : The food stock near Lebanon is completely ruined

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The food stock is completely ruined after the explosion in Beirut.

According to Reuters, now Lebanon has no grain left for less than a month.

In such a situation, people may face many troubles in the coming time.

The Beirut blast happened at the worst time.

In the current era, the people of Lebanon were already struggling with economic crisis, while now people have become very casualties after this accident.

According to analysts, the destruction of Beirut’s granary may cause a major food crisis in Lebanon.

85 percent of Lebanese grain was stored in this stock.

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