The Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 on Tuesday entered the Moon''s orbit, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The maneuver was successfully completed according to plan, using the onboard propulsion system, the Bengaluru-based agency said in a press release.
ISRO Chairperson Kailasavadivoo Sivan explained after the crucial operation that it was a great relief and joy to see Chandrayaan-2 enter the lunar orbit successfully.
Other maneuvers will take place to reach an orbit 100 kilometers above the Moon's surface.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar expedition, will cast light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Pole. India's first mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1, took place in 2008.