Chandrayaan 2 Heartbreak: President Ram Nath Kovind Hails ISRO Efforts, Says 'We Shall Overcome Someday'; Watch Video
President Ram Nath Kovind (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, September 7: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday hailed the efforts of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) scientists and said K Sivan and his team will be the role models in the times to come. The president hoped that India would be successful in its moon mission the next time. During his address at National Youth Summit in the national capital on Saturday, the President said he himself had seen the massive carrier, “bahubali”, in Sriharikota when he visited the assembly point. Chandrayaan 2 Heartbreak: Why ISRO's Most Ambitious Mission is a Success Despite the Communication Loss.

The President summed up his thoughts on the Chandrayaan-2 mission saying India would be successful in its moon mission the next time. “We covered 3.84 lakh-km journey successfully, only 2.1 km were left. The distance left is negligible on such a huge scale. It’s such a huge achievement,” he said.

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In his address, the President lauded the scientists for their commitment to their work. Kovind said ISRO Chairman K Sivan and his team will be our role model in the times to come. “Hum honge kamayab, mann me hai vishwas, poora hai vishwas hum honge kamyaab ek din,” the President summed up his address.

On Saturday, ISRO’s plan to soft land Vikram lander on the Lunar surface did not go as per script. The lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent. After five earth-bound orbit raising activities, Chandrayaan-2 was inserted into lunar orbit. On September 2, Vikram separated from the orbiter. The Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 into the space by India's heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III).