ISRO expects Chandrayaan-2 orbiter to last for 7 years

The life of the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 was initially envisaged for a year but the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) expects it to last for seven years.


In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha on India's second lunar mission, Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office said Chandrayaan-2 was a highly complex mission to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end to end lunar mission capability including soft landing and roving on the lunar surface. But for achieving soft landing at the intended spot, the other objectives of the mission have been significantly attained. So much so, that against an initially envisaged one year life of orbiter, we expect it to be serving for seven years


The mission has accomplished the objective of expanding lunar scientific knowledge through detailed study of topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and tenuous lunar atmosphere leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the moon.

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