The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian space agency announce today that the Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. “The Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit.” ISRO.
ISRO is monitiring the health of the Orbiter and Lander from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry.
The Vikram Lander is designed to execute a soft landing on the lunar surface. It is designed to function for one lunar day equivalent to 14 earth days.
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the mission from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.