Chandrayaan 2 is indigenous mission, milestone: Ex-ISRO scientist

Published: Sep 06, 2019, 15:42 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Former ISRO scientist Ravi Gupta said chances of finding water in the south polar region of the moon, where `Vikram' module of Chandrayaan 2 will land, is very high

Chandrayaan 2 is indigenous mission, milestone: Ex-ISRO scientist
The landing of Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft is scheduled to land on the surface of the moon

Uttar Pradesh: Former ISRO scientist Ravi Gupta stated on Friday that Chandrayaan 2 is an indigenous and independent mission as all technologies were created by Indian scientists, and added that landing on the moon will be a historic achievement. "Chandrayaan 2 is an independent and indigenous mission of India as every design and technology was created by Indian scientists. When we postponed the mission, scientists reached the space centre within two hours to resolve the issue and with efforts of the whole team we are going to create history," Gupta said speaking to ANI.

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"Today's night will be a memorable event. It will take our science to new heights. It is an achievement for the entire world as we have a habit of sharing fruits of our knowledge with all for (the benefit of) mankind," he added. Former ISRO scientist stated that chances of finding water in the south polar region of the moon, where `Vikram' module of Chandrayaan 2 will land, is very high. "Landing at South polar region is important as there is a higher possibility of finding resources," he said, adding that the moon can be used as a base for future missions and a kind of re-fuelling station.

Meanwhile, ex-ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan stated that mission Moon is a milestone for India. "If you compare Chandrayaan 1 with Chandrayaan2, the basic difference is that we will do a soft landing. The former was carried by PSLV and for the latter we have used GSLV Mk III, meaning we have more payload capability," he said. Narendra Modi will be at the along with 60 high school students across the country who cleared an online space quiz last month will watch the soft landing of the mission.

With inputs from ANI

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