The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has commended the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) attempt to land its Chandrayaan-2 mission on the Moon. NASA took to Twitter to commend the ISRO saying:
Space is hard. We commend @ISRO’s attempt to land their #Chandrayaan2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole. You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together. https://t.co/pKzzo9FDLL
— NASA (@NASA) September 7, 2019
The US space agency further added that ISRO has inspired them with their journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore solar system together.
Meanwhile, ISRO has said that 90 to 95 per cent of the Chandrayaan-2 mission objectives have been accomplished and it would continue contributing to lunar science despite the loss of communication with the lander.
The space agency said, the precise launch and mission management had ensured a long life of almost seven years instead of the planned one year for the orbiter.
On Saturday, the lander of the lunar craft Chandrayaan-2 snapped its communication with the ground stations just minutes before its planned soft-landing on the moon.