K Sivan: Gaganyaan is Next Mission; Chandrayaan-2 is 98% Success

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan prioritised on India’s next big mission Gaganyaan and spotlighted on Chandrayaan-2 having fulfilled 98 percent of its objectives even after the failure of lander ‘Vikram’ on Saturday.

The ISRO chief who will attend the 8th convocation of IIT-Bhubaneswar later in the day said, “Why we are saying Chandrayaan-2 achieved 98% success is because of two objectives – one is science and the other technology demonstration.”

The ISRO chief said, the demonstration of technology was cent percent full.

He also added, “Chandrayaan-2 is doing very well and 8 instruments in the orbiter are working properly.”

On future missions, Sivan said nothing have been finalised and they need to first study the failure of Vikram lander.

However, he pointed on Gaganyaan, ISRO’s manned mission to work out the mission’s details by 2020.

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