Chandrayan-2 is the proud project for ISRO and India both. With the successful launch of spacecraft on a journey to the unexplored south pole of the moon, India has confirmed its name in a list of few countries who have been able to send their spacecraft on the lunar surface. Special thanks to two women Scientists of ISRO- Muthaya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal, who led the project. These two iconic are winning the hearts and receiving congratulatory messages from across the country for their remarkable contribution in the space mission.
Project Director Muthayya Vanitha Is A Brain Behind Chandrayaan-2 Mission
Vanitha has been into space research for more than 20 years. She is an electronics system engineer. She is superb in problem solving and data crunching. She is responsible for data handling systems of remote sensing satellites of India. Vanitha was heading the Telemetry and Telecommand Divisions in the Digital Systems Group, ISRO Satellite Centre before she worked on Chandrayan-2 project. She contemplates the design and technology that is to be used for satellite. She worked really hard throughout her career in ISRO during which she worked as a lab testing engineer and done various experiments as the junior-most scientist. She did lab testing, designing, and various other projects before taking the charge of a Managerial position.
About Chandrayaan-2 Mission Director Ritu Karidhal
Ritu Karidhal is one of the minds behind the successful launch of India’s second moon mission Chandrayan-2. She Is responsible for the navigation of the spacecraft. She is an aerospace engineer and has been working with ISRO for about 22 years. Along with being the director of Chandrayan-2mission, she was also a part of the Mangalyan mission. She has also handled many other high profile projects by ISRO. She is an alumnus of Lucknow University and India Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Both of them are considered as the problem solver. The contribution of these two women in the biggest project has made India proud and enabled the country to stand among those few nations which have been able to successfully launch the soft-landing Rover on the lunar surface.