ISRO and Space Commission Chairman Dr K Sivan called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday. Photo/ANI
ISRO and Space Commission Chairman Dr K Sivan called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday. Photo/ANI

Pres Kovind extends best wishes to ISRO chief for space mission 'Chandrayaan-2'

ANI | Updated: Jun 22, 2019 05:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Jun 22 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday extended his best wishes for space mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is scheduled to be launched next month.
The Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Space Commission, Dr K Sivan, had called on the President on Friday and briefed him about the new space mission.
"Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Space Commission, called on President Kovind and briefed him about space mission 'Chandrayaan-2', scheduled to be launched next month. The President wished him all success for the mission," read a tweet posted on the official Twitter account of the President.
On June 23, Sivan had said that India is planning to set up its own space station.
The ambitious project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.
Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of moon where no mission has ever set foot.
Chandrayaan-2 consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, together referred to as "composite body".
The total mass of Chandrayaan-2 system is 3.8 ton; out of 3.8 ton, nearly 1.3 ton is the propeller.
Currently, there is only one fully functioning space station in the Earth's orbit - the International Space Station. (ANI)

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