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Muthayya is the director responsible for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro’s) Rs 978 crore project from start to finish and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director coordinating the injection of Chandrayaan-2 into orbit.(ANI Photo)

What makes Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 mission so special

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The scientist says the right kind of support will help women who want to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
The spacecraft would be on the lunar soil anytime between 1:30 am and 2 am on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.(PTI Photo)
The spacecraft would be on the lunar soil anytime between 1:30 am and 2 am on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Science was a passion for women behind Chandrayaan 2

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Muthayya is the director responsible for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro’s) Rs 978 crore project from start to finish and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director coordinating the injection of Chandrayaan-2 into orbit.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. (ANI Photo)
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. (ANI Photo)

New missions lined up for Isro; Sun the next stop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:27 AM IST
In the first half of 2020, the Isro will attempt a purely scientific mission to the Sun, previous announcements by the agency said. The mission to the Sun, called Aditya-L1, will see Isro sending a satellite 1.5 million kms away from Earth to the L1 point.
Chandrayaan 2: In another first, the mission is being led by two women. The director responsible for the entire project, from start to finish, is Muthayya Vanitha. And Ritu Karidhal is the mission director who will coordinate Chandrayaan-2 when the satellite is injected into orbit.
Chandrayaan 2: In another first, the mission is being led by two women. The director responsible for the entire project, from start to finish, is Muthayya Vanitha. And Ritu Karidhal is the mission director who will coordinate Chandrayaan-2 when the satellite is injected into orbit.

Chandrayaan 2: Meet the women at the helm of the space mission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The indigenous rover and lander on Chandrayaan 2 will be India’s first step towards robotic space exploration.
Isro chairman K Sivan says the space organisation’s main mission is to serve people.and the benefits from its missions should reach the common people especially in rural and remote places.(PTI File)
Isro chairman K Sivan says the space organisation’s main mission is to serve people.and the benefits from its missions should reach the common people especially in rural and remote places.(PTI File)

GSAT-6A located, hope to re-establish communication link: ISRO chairman

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:55 AM IST
Isro chairman K Sivan speaks about the Chandrayaan II mission, first solar mission Adiyta L1 and his plans for India’s space organisation.
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