Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.
Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:
If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
Cortaro, AZ 85652
Chandrayaan-2 has successfully made its third lunar orbit engine burn, lowering its orbit to 179 x 1412 kilometers.
They are aiming for a 100 kilometer orbit. Once they reach that, the lander/rover will separate from the orbiter to begin its descent to the surface, on September 7.