Chandrayaan 2 : India’s Second Lunar Mission


For the first time in Indian history Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission, is leading by two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

  • Muthayya Vanitha is leading the Chandryaan-2 and on the other hand Ritu Karidhal is working as Mission Director. It had never happened before when women power is heading this much of highly important ISRO mission.
  • Project Director and Mission Director both are women for Chandrayaan-2. Muthayya Vanitha is an electronics engineer, now responsible for success and failure of Chandrayaan-2. On the other hand, Mission Director Ritu Karidhal was earlier working as Deputy Director of the Mars Mission.
  • For last two decades they have been associated with ISRO. They were part of several launches as well as development of sub-systems for satellites. ISRO has previously had women project directors for the launch of communication and other satellites.