India to make second attempt of soft landing on Moon: ISRO chief
India will make its second attempt to carry out soft landing on the Lunar surface in the near future, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Sivan on Saturday in the capital.
This screen grab taken from a live webcast by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on August 6, 2019 shows Vikram Lander before it is supposed to land on the Moon. [File Photo: VCG]
India's first attempt of landing on the Moon surface was unsuccessful on Sept. 7, when the Lander "Vikram" of the second Moon Mission - 'Chandrayaan-2' lost contact when it was nearly two kilometers away from making a soft landing on the Lunar surface.
Replying to a query if ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon's south pole, Sivan replied, "Definitely", according to media reports.
Speaking at an event in New Delhi, the ISRO chief said "We want to demonstrate the technology for Vikram Lander landing, We are working on a plan of action about how to go ahead for Vikram Lander landing."
If India's Moon Mission-2 had been successful, the country would have become the fourth country to land a spacecraft intact on the Moon.
Vikram was to land on the Moon and deploy the six-wheeled rover "Pragyaan", that would have explored the lunar surface.