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Chandrayaan-2 completes 1 year around Moon, adequate fuel for next 7 years

Indian Express | 21/08/2020 11:52 PM | Click to read full article

Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019, and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, exactly one year ago. Though the soft-landing attempt (of the lander carrying the rover) was not successful, the orbiter, which was equipped with eight scientific instruments, was successfully placed in the lunar orbit.

 The orbiter completed more than 4,400 orbits around the Moon and all the instruments are currently performing well, the Indian Space Research Organisation said.