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Chandrayaan – 2 not to affect any future missions, like Gaganyaan: ISRO Official

The Chandrayaan-2 mission will “completely have no effect” on the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) aspiring manned mission Gaganyaan, planned to be propelled in 2022, as announced by an ISRO official. P G Diwakar, who was priorly the scientific secretary at the space agency and is now the Director of Earth Observations Applications and Disaster Management Programme Office at the ISRO central station in Bengaluru, said both Chandrayaan and Gaganyaan have different objectives and dimensions.

He also told PTI that, “There will be absolutely no problem at all. It will have no impact. The satellite missions as well as the human space flight mission [Gaganyaan] will go very smoothly without any problem. Each mission is of a different type”.
Diwakar, nonetheless, declined to remark on the reason for the glitches that occurred during the landing of Chandrayaan-2. The lander Vikram lost contact, simply 2.1 kilometers over the lunar surface. ISRO plans to send three Indians to space by 2022, a declaration/ an announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last Independence Day speech.

Other than this, ISRO will likewise dispatch Aditya L-1, India’s first sun powered mission, by one year from now. There are plans to build a space station and launch interplanetary missions to Mars and Venus. Diwakar said Chandrayaan had its own difficulties while different missions will have various objectives.

While Chandrayaan-2 was intended for easy landing of Vikram on the lunar surface, Gaganyaan’s order will be to send the space explorers to space and bring them back to earth securely.

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