Will try safe landing on moon again: Sivan

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning another mission to safely land a vehicle on the moon, its chief K. Sivan said on Saturday. In the Chandrayaan-2 mission, a lander called Vikram crash-landed on September 6, after a 46-day journey. Vikram contained a robotic vehicle ‘Pragyaan’ that was to traverse 500m of the lunar surface and relay details of the soil back to ISRO. Mr. Sivan, who was the chief guest at the 50th convocation ceremony at IIT, Delhi, said, “Chandrayaan-2 mission could not achieve soft-landing but all other mission parameters until 300 metres were successful. We are planning a follow-up mission to demonstrate soft-landing.” In response to questions from The Hindu, he said that while no date for the endeavour had been finalised, the mission was a certainty. “We definitely have to demonstrate the technology and we are working out a plan of action,” he said.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/will-try-safe-landing-on-moon-again-sivan/article29867477.ece

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