India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, completed one year in orbit around the moon August 20, 2020. Space agency ISRO said it has adequate fuel to keep it operational for about seven more years
Chandrayaan-2 lifting off on 22 July, 2019. It completed one year in orbit around the moon on August 20, 2020. All instruments are currently performing well, according to space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Photo: Wikipedia
Chandrayaan-2 orbiter at integration facility. ISRO said there is adequate on-board fuel to keep it operational for about seven more years. Photo: Wikipedia
Rover Pragyan mounted on the ramp of Vikram lander. Though the soft-landing attempt was not successful, the orbiter was successfully placed in the lunar orbit. It has completed more than 4,400 orbits around the moon. Photo: Wikipedia
The flat highland between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters was the planned landing zone for the Vikram lander. Image obtained by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter intended to find the lost lander, known to have crash-landed on September 6, 2019. Photo: Wikipedia
Vikram impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil. “The anticipated long life of this orbiter can contribute much to the current resurgence of interest among the global scientific community for a sustained presence on the Moon,” the space agency said. Photo: Wikipedia
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