In a statement, Japan embassy said that Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and ISRO are planning a Japan-India joint lunar exploration that would be launched in the early 2020s
New Delhi: Days after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lauded Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) efforts with respect to Chandrayaan 2, the embassy of Japan in India applauded the moon mission.
The Japan embassy that referred to the overall challenges the ISRO faced said, "We applaud the ISRO and their scientists for their challenges with the Chandrayaan-2."
Expressing confidence in the Indian Space Agency for continuing its lunar exploration, the Japan embassy said, "We are confident India will continue her contributions to lunar exploration, along which Japan proudly walks."
"The JAXA and ISRO are planning a Japan-India joint lunar polar exploration that will be launched in the early 2020s," the statement further added.
Tense moments were witnessed at ISRO, Bengaluru, when the communication between Vikram Lander and the ground station was lost during the Fine Breaking Phase on Satyrday (September 7).
The scientists of ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) lost communication with the satellite.
However, the ISRO refused to give up and continued to make all efforts to establish a link with Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Lander, which is found to be lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.
Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, in the early hours of Saturday.
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