Vikram lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter at 1.15pm on September 2. (Courtesy: Twitter |…Read More

BENGALURU: Forty-seven days after it left Earth, Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram will decide on the exact landing spot on Moon when it would be 100m above the lunar surface between 1.30am and 2.30am on Saturday. If all goes well, it’ll touch down 78 seconds later.

Isro had chosen a primary landing site and a secondary one, now Vikram will approach the primary landing site, which in turn has two landing zones. “Vikram will be selecting one of these landing zones at the primary site after analysing data at that moment,” said an Isro scientist.

Chandrayaan-2’s preferred landing site is between two craters, Manzinus and Simpelius, about 350km north of Moon’s south pole.

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