Isro extends Chandrayaan-2 mission life to 7 years

Isro extends Chandrayaan-2 mission life to 7 years

The Chandrayaan-2 mission may have received a setback with the Vikram lander losing contact with Earth during its attempt to land on the Moon last Saturday. However, there is an encouraging news for the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) — the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter’s mission life has been extended by a whopping six years.

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter’s mission was originally supposed to last a year. However, Isro has confirmed that the orbiter will now function for seven years, revolving around the Moon and collecting data on the lunar surface and atmosphere.