ISRO successfully moved Chandrayaan orbiter, also known as Propulsion Module, from Moon to Earth
Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO has successfully moved the Chandrayaan orbiter, also known as Propulsion Module, from Moon to Earth. ISRO had achieved the historic touchdown of Vikram lander and roll out of Pragyan rover over the lunar surface near the south pole on August 23rd.
After over one month of operations in lunar orbit, the Propulsion module had fuel of over 100 kgs. ISRO decided to use the available fuel to derive additional information for future lunar missions and successfully brought the module to an orbit around Earth. The SHAPE payload on the Module will be now used for Earth observation.