Ahead of Chandrayaan-2, ISRO chairman Sivan worships at Tirumala

File photo of Sivan

Chennai: As has been his custom, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan worshipped Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala ahead of the Chandrayaan-2 launch that is scheduled for Monday (15 July).

Speaking to mediapersons after the darshan, Sivan said Chandrayaan-2 will land on the south pole of the moon and explore the area.

He also said India plans to send a man to the moon in 2022.

Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second ambitious lunar mission after Chandrayaan-1. It will be launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III. The mission includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by Indian scientists.

NT Bureau