"other missions [..] have endured long past their expected expiry date"
The boffins can obviously take some credit for that, of course, but some credit is due to the engineers and technicians who built the things in a such a sturdy way.
Who knows ? Maybe it's just the fact that building things to survive long exposure to space radiation also makes them inherently more durable than the specifications call for. In any case, I do believe that there is no case of an orbiter, satellite or probe that failed before planned mission end as long as it was put on the right orbit / landed safely.
Long may we continue that tradition.