The Department of Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) organized a celebration to mark the success of Mission Chandrayaan-3 on September 8. The event welcomed S Mohana Kumar, Mission Director of Chandrayaan-3, from the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as the chief guest.
During his address, Kumar discussed the mission’s achievements as a collaborative effort and provided insights into the Chandrayaan-3 modules. He specifically highlighted the experiments conducted by the payloads on board the Pragyan rover and shared a detailed account of the LVM3 rocket’s role in launching Chandrayaan-3 into orbit.
Moreover, Kumar spoke about the lessons learned from Chandrayaan-2 and the improvements made in Chandrayaan-3 to ensure its success. He also discussed the operations and advantages of the upcoming Gaganyan mission, engaging in an interactive session to address questions and doubts raised by the students.
Kumar commended the management for supporting and encouraging students in developing the KCG Verghese satellite, which will be launched by ISRO. He also had the opportunity to visit the Satellite Centre, Aircraft Simulator Centre, and other advanced facilities and laboratories of the Aeronautical and Aerospace Department.
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, the Chancellor of HITS, extended his congratulations to the ISRO team for their successful mission efforts. The event was attended by Ashok Verghese, the Pro-Chancellor of HITS, Dr. SN Sridhara, the Vice-Chancellor of HITS, Dr. N Manoharan, the Director of Projects at HITS, and Dr. R Asokan, the Dean of Aviation at HITS.