Moon lander separates from India's Chandrayaan

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Launched on July 22, Vikram Lander will attempt to make a soft-landing on the Lunar surface on Sept. 7. The lander has been named in honor of the father of Indian space research program Vikram Sarabhai.

NEW DELHI, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday said that Vikram Lander has successfully separated from India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter.

ISRO said in a statement that, "The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter at 1315 IST today (Sept. 2). The Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit."

ISRO added that all the systems of Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter and Lander are healthy.