Second Soft Lending of Chandrayaan 2 under process

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The Indian Space Research Organisation chief Dr. K Sivan said that Chandryaan-2 is not the end of India’s attempts to conquer the moon, and they will demonstrate a successful soft landing in the near future.

He said it during the 50th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Delhi.

Dr. Sivan, while responding to a query, said that that they are working out the plan but have not finalized anything yet. He added that they are trying their best to process valuable data from the orbiter, which continues to revolve around the moon.

Chandrayaan-2, which was launched on July 22, failed to manage a soft landing on the moon. Lander Viram and Rover Pragyan were rendered non-functional after a hard-landing on September 7 while the orbiter continues to revolve around the moon.

ISRO chief said that they could not succeed in completing a soft landing, but all systems of the mission, functioned well till about 300 meters from the moon surface. He said Chandryaan-2 is not the end of the story.

About the future projects, he said that scientists are working on some advanced satellite missions such as solar mission and historic human spaceflight mission. The small satellite launch vehicle is ready to make its maiden flight early next year.

Work on Navik SIgnals to cellphones is also under process. The testing of 200 tonnes semi-cryogenic engine for the Reusable Launch Vehicle is also expected to begin soon.

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