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Chandrayaan-2 is a success for the most part: Govt

Saturday, September 7, 2019 • Telugu Comments

Chandrayaan-2 is a success for the most part: Govt

Describing the Chandrayaan-2 mission as a very complex and a significant technological leap from previous missions of ISRO, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India has today said that the mission is a big success for the most part.  

"The lunar mission has brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored south polar region of the Moon. This unique mission aimed at studying not just one area of the Moon but also its exosphere, the surface and sub-surface in a single mission.  The Orbiter has already been placed in its intended orbit around the Moon and shall enrich our understanding of the moon’s evolution, map minerals, water molecules in the polar regions, using its eight state-of-the-art scientific instruments," he reveals.

The official note further says, "The precise launch and mission management has ensured a long life of almost 7 years instead of the planned one year."

"Success criteria were defined for each and every phase of the mission and so far 90 to 95% of the mission objectives have been accomplished and will continue to contribute to Lunar science. notwithstanding the loss of communication with the Lander," he adds.  

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