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.
Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.
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
ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.
It will carry three payloads that will be operational on the lunar surface for 14 days or one Lunar day.
The rover will be tucked into the lander and will only come out when it's safe after the soft landing.
The orbiter, by providing background support & high-res images, will ensure the Vikram lander safely soft-lands.
It has taken ISRO ~25 years, 11 launch tests & 200+ tests of its components to operationalize its GSLV-MkIII rocket
Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.
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.