You inspire us: NASA to ISRO
"Space is hard. We commend Isro’s attempt to land their Chandrayaan-2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole," Nasa tweeted.
"You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together," the US space agency added.
K Sivan on Chandrayaan 2 Mission
Chnadrayaan 2's lander Vikram may have lost the connection in its final phase of landing but the mission is not over. ISRO chief K Sivan said that his team will continue to try establishing a connection for the next 14 days.
He also added that, 90-95% of the mission is successful and Chandrayaan 2 would continue contributing to lunar science despite the loss of communication with the lander.
The space agency also 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.
"The Vikram lander followed the planned descent trajectory from its orbit of 35 km to just below 2 km above the surface. All the systems and sensors of the lander functioned excellently until this point and proved many new technologies such as variable thrust propulsion technology used in the Lander," Isro said in an update.