Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal get special applause for Chandrayaan-2 mission: Country is proud of them

For India, ISRO's planned things about Chandrayaan 2's lander on the moon could not be able to reach the orbit during the last mile, but the country can be proud of the fact that it was able to place its second orbiter around the moon. This is not a small achievement and most of the developed countries have failed in doing so.


The Vikram lander will be analyzing and studying the lunar surface for a year, and it will be able to send some valuable data that will help us all in expanding our knowledge and insights about the moon.

Amid all these setbacks, all the credit should go to Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal who are the two women directors in charge of the entire Chandrayaan 2 mission at ISRO. Both of them have been an integral part of planning, take-off and to the landing of this mission.


Muthayya Vanitha has become the first-ever woman project director at ISRO and at the same time, Ritu Karidhal previously head the post of deputy operations director for Mangalyaan in 2013-2014 and they have broken the barriers like never before.


The team is recovering from a minute technical snag after a week's delay and the Chandrayaan 2 by ISRO successfully took off from Sriharikota on its 4 lakh kilometer journey.  ISRO previously had women project leaders for the launching of communication satellites and other small payloads, but it is the first time that they are having women project lead for such huge and big-budget project like the Mangalyaan or Chandrayaan 1.

A big change came with Chandrayaan 2 as it was able to ride the GSLV MKIII and break away the earthly shackles. In fact, ISRO has created history by having Muthayya Vanitha as the electronic system engineer and Ritu Karidhal as the ISRO scientist and two of them has been labeled as the most distinguished women leading the prestigious moon mission. This has never happened at ISRO and this is something that makes all the Indians proud.

by Ricky Tandon | Mon, Sep 09 - 11:36 AM

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