ISRO working on Vikram lander's second landing on Moon's South Pole
New Delhi : ISRO chief K Sivan attended IIT-Delhi 50th convocation ceremony on Saturday and said that his team is now looking forward to attempt Vikram lander's second landing on Moon's South Pole, after first could not be achieved successfully.
Replying to a media query if ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon’s south pole, Sivan replied, “Definitely”.
“We want to demonstrate the technology for Vikram Lander landing, we are working on a plan of action about how to go ahead for Vikram Lander landing,” said the ISRO chief.
Vikram lander was supposed to make a soft landing on Moon's South Pole but it lost contact from the ISRO moments before it could had landed successfully and made India the fourth nation to do so.
Vikram was to land on the moon and deploy the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan.
Pragyaan, India’s first rover on the Moon, would have explored the lunar surface for one lunar day (around 14 Earth days).
However, K Sivan claimed that only 3% of the total project was lost in it as Chandrayaan 2 is still on the lunar orbit and is working in perfect conditions.