Even though the Chandrayaan-2 mission was unable to achieve a soft landing on moon’s surface, there is no denying the amount of hard work and effort that ISRO’s talented team of scientists and technicians put in.
Space agency NASA applauded ISRO for their efforts and commended the team for attempting this journey.
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
NASA also stated that it looked forward to exploring the space together with ISRO. Along with NASA, several other international agencies also praised the scientists at ISRO for their efforts:
The #UAESpaceAgency assure their full support to the @isro following the loss of contact with their spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2 which had to land on the moon. #India proved to be a strategic player in the #space sector & a partner in its development & achievements pic.twitter.com/f3j14gsMqS— وكالةالإمارات للفضاء (@uaespaceagency) September 7, 2019
The #VikramLander was just a few kilometres short of realising its mission to the Moon today. To the team at @isro, we applaud your efforts and the commitment to continue our journey into space. https://t.co/jGhBaVhxAL— Australian Space Agency (@AusSpaceAgency) September 7, 2019
Currently, the team at ISRO is analyzing the available data, and will attempt to re-establish a link for the next 14 days. However, as the orbiter is intact and circling the moon, the Chandrayaan-2 mission is still going on.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief, K Sivan: Right now the communication is lost, we will try to establish a link for the next 14 days. (Courtesy: DD) #Chandrayaan2Landing pic.twitter.com/36bXQRrKHI— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief, K Sivan: The designated life term of the Orbiter was only one year. But because we have extra fuel right now available in the Orbiter, so the Orbiter life is estimated as seven and a half years. (Courtesy: DD) #Chandrayaan2Landing pic.twitter.com/zZoAtQrRn9— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2019
It’s important to remember that space exploration can never be an exact science, and every mission only brings us closer to unraveling the mysteries of space. ISRO truly deserves all the credit coming its way.