Chandrayaan 2: 95 per cent of mission still intact, orbiter flying around moon

07 Sep 2019 10:49 AM

Chandrayaan 2: 95 per cent of mission still intact, orbiter flying around moon

Updated 07 Sep 2019 10:49 AM

Even though the fate and the status of Vikram India's moon lander is not known - whether it crash-landed or the communication link got cut - all is not lost as far as the Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission is concerned, an ISRO official said on Saturday.

"Only 5 per cent of the mission has been lost - Vikram the lander and Pragyan the rover - while the remaining 95 per cent - that is the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter - is orbiting the moon successfully," an official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. 

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