The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced today that India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2’s Orbiter is performing ‘science experiments to complete satisfaction.’ ISRO issued updates on its orbiter and it seems that it is operating in fine condition.
- All Payloads of orbiter are powered.
- Initial trials for orbiter Payloads are completed successfully.
- Performance of all orbiter Payloads is satisfactory.
- The orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction.
ISRO also announced that a ‘national-level committee consisting of academicians and ISRO experts are analyzing the cause of communication loss with the lander’. It has been 12 days since ISRO lost contact with the Vikram Lander when it was 2.1 km above the lunar surface, disrupting the organisation’s mission to soft-land a rover on the south pole of the moon, a feat never achieved in space history.