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Chandrayaan-1 enters operational lunar orbit

November 12, 2008 20:28 IST

India's unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 on Wednesday successfully entered the operational lunar orbit after ISRO scientists carried out final orbit reduction manoeuvre, lasting one minute.

Coverage: India's Moon mission

The craft is now at a circular orbit of 102 km above the moon's surface, ISRO spokesperson S Satish told PTI.

It is expected to be trimmed to 100 km -- the final circular orbit of Chandrayaan-1 -- on Thursday, he said.



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