However, some space experts believe regaining link with the lander now appears extremely difficult.
Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".
There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre
Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.
The landing module is now well on its way toward its 7 September landing on the moon's surface.
The landing module will make a similar manoeuvre tomorrow before it highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.
The landing module will carry out this first of two manueovres before its highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.
Chandrayaan 2: Detaching from orbiter, Vikram lander enters independent, pre-final orbit around the moon
The Vikram lander is now on a separate, circular path identical to the orbiter, passing over the lunar poles.
If successful, the Vikram lander will be put on a separate, circular path identical to the orbiter.
He won a space quiz conducted by ISRO and the education department for school children all over the country.
Chandrayaan 2's first image of the moon features iconic lunar landmarks, captured 2,650 km from the surface
Two of the most visible features in the photograph are the Mare Orientale basin and the Apollo craters.
The change is one of many minor deviations from 'planned orbits' along the way, none of which were consequential.
The spacecraft is expected to make its long-awaited descent & landing on 7 September, starting 1.40 am.
Chandrayaan 2 to attempt historic soft-landing at 1.40 am on 7 Sep after lowering its orbit gradually: ISRO chairman
During descent & landing, Chandrayaan 2 will exercise "throttlable control" over the engine's thrusters — a first for ISRO.
The mission is expected to land at 1.55am IST on the morning of 7 September, says the Chairman.
With successful entry into lunar orbit, Chandrayaan 2 completes one of few critical milestones remaining before soft-landing attempt
With a successful lunar capture, the two-week (lunar-bound) phase of the Chandrayaan 2 mission now begins.
Chandrayaan 2's thrusters will fire at precisely the right moment to slow down the composite for lunar capture.
The manoeuver has placed the spacecraft on a high-orbit that ended in the mission's next stage: lunar transfer.