Today India’s orbiter on the Chandrayaan-2 mission aimed at the detailed study of lunar surface has completed its one year, covering the area of nearly 4 million sq Kms in the 4400 lunar orbits. Although the Vikram lander missed its soft landing attempt by 2.1 km above the lunar surface, the mission was successful in placing the orbiter equipped with eight key scientific instruments onboard. The mission was launched on July 22, 2019 and was inserted into the orbit on August 20, 2019. Since then it is being maintained at the polar orbit of 100 +/- 25 km with the periodic orbit maintenance maneuvers. Having only 17 such maneuvers carried out in the duration, the ISRO scientists are confident to have the fuel for the mission upto the duration of next 7 years.
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