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ISRO chief K Sivan: 2020 will be year of Chandrayaan-3, Gaganyaan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 January 2020, 15:39 IST
K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan today said that Narendra Modi led government at the center has approved Chandrayan-3 and the project is ongoing.

Speaking to reporters, the ISRO chief said, "The government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. The land acquisition for a second spaceport has been initiated and the port will be in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu."

The ISRO chief also recalled the achievements of ISRO in the year that passed and outlined the focus areas of 2019.

"In 2019 our strategy mainly was the expansion program, we wanted to expand ISRO horizontally. The second strategy adopted in 2019 was the capacity building sn outreach program. The third one is the reduction of the physical work in ISRO. We have also constituted Gaganyan advisory committee," Sivan said.

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ISRO Chairman further added that a second vehicle building has also been inaugurated to increase the number of launches and stated that ISRO is expanding its horizon of activity.

"We brought the high school children to ISRO to train them for two weeks on space, Science and technology. Another major activity we initiated is that we want the PSLV to be produced by the industry," said Sivan.

(With Agency Inputs)

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First published: 1 January 2020, 13:40 IST