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The second lunar mission of India, chandraayan -2 haa completed its one year in the orbit around the moon on Thursday. All the parts are functioning really well , there is enough fuel in it to work properly for the next seven years. The ISRO space agency has said.

‘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.

It was added , ‘The orbiter is being maintained in 100 +/- 25 km polar orbit with periodic orbit maintenance (OM) maneuvers. So far, 17 OMs are carried out since achieving 100 km lunar orbit on 24th September 2019. There is adequate onboard fuel to remain operational for about seven years’.

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