The chief minister presented a bouquet to him. Industries Secretary N Muruganandam and Kakarla Usha, Secretary/Chairperson/MD, TIDCO, were present on the occasion.
K Sivan informed that ISRO is scheduled to complete 13 space missions by March 2020.
Senior advisor says ‘discovery’ defies common sense as crash site will resemble a crater
It had gone incommunicado minutes before attempting a soft-landing on the moon on September 7.
ISRO Chairman Sivan and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director S Somanath couldn't be contacted however, sources said was informed by NASA about the findings before it went public.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission of Goddard Space Flight Centre has credited Shanmuga Subramanian, a mechanical engineer in India, for the discovery in an official email.
The NASA posted images clicked by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, showing the site's changes on the Moon and the impact point before and after the spacecraft had made a hard-landing.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the PMO said the first phase of descent was performed nominally from an altitude of 30 km to 7.
Replying to media's query if the ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon's south pole, ISRO Chief K Sivan replied, 'Definitely'.
On September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the uncharted lunar south pole, before losing communication with the lander.
NASA said that its camera team is still evaluating images and it should know more about the lander in the next few days.
A NASA official had earlier told IANS in New York that on October 14, its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) would fly over the site, where Vikram might have landed.
On the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Palasa-based micro artist and goldsmith prepared a logo and spectacles by using only 150 milligrams of 22 carat gold.
The mission life of the lander and the rover will be one Lunar day which is equal to fourteen earth days, ISRO had said prior to the launch.
The Vikram lander module attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters before losing communication with ISRO.