For ISRO next priority is Gaganyaan, no links with Vikram lander
“There are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each instrument is doing exactly what it meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission,” he said in Bhubaneswar, reports ANI.
He said that his team is targeting to achieve the mission (Gaganyaan) by the end of next year. “For this, we are working on different options,” he added.
“We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” Sivan told media persons.
At an event, he said that the scientists are now working towards finding the lapses that failed lander from making a successful landing on the moon.
“The orbiter was initially planned for a year, but with the optimum mission planning there is every possibility that it will last for another seven and a half years benefiting us for science experiments,” said the ISRO chief.