He will make every effort to demonstrate a soft landing in space, Chandrayaan-2 is not the end of the story: Isro's boss, K Sivan

NEW DELHI: It will strive to demonstrate a soft landing in space in the near future and is not the end of the story, Isro chief K Sivan said Saturday.

He said a large number of anticipated satellite launches are planned in the coming months.

You have all heard about the Chandrayaan-2 mission. As for the technology, yes, we could not achieve a soft landing, but all the systems worked up to 300 meters of Moon The surface of. There is very valuable data available to fix things. Let me assure you that ISRO will use all its experience, knowledge and technical skills to fix things and demonstrate a soft landing in the near future, Sivan said in his speech at the IIT Delhi Golden Jubilee Convocation.

Chandrayaan-2 is not the end of the story. Our plans in the solar mission Aditya L1, the program is underway. A large number of anticipated satellite launches are planned in the coming months. SSLV will make its first flight sometimes in December or January. The 200-ton semi-cryo engine tests are expected to begin shortly. Work is being done to provide NAVIC signals on mobile phones, which will open the way to developing a large number of applications for society's needs, he added.

In stating that IITs are the holy grail of technical education in India, Sivan said that when he graduated from IIT Bombay more than three decades ago, the work scenario was not as vibrant as today.

The area of ​​specialization limited career options. Today, the options are many. There is additional volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity about the global economy. However, all of you are much smarter and more aware of these scenarios than previous generations, he said.

The head of Isro advised students to choose career options wisely.

Keep in mind that there is only one life and there are many career options. Everyone must identify their passion and natural talent and align their career. Choose an industry that reflects your passion and interests. Instead of choosing a job for money, choose it for your happiness.

Be good at what you do. Remember, passion is not the only ingredient necessary for success. You also need skills and strengths. You may be passionate about music or cricket. But do you have the talent and skills to succeed in extremely competitive fields such as music or sports? , said.

It is not necessary to be a topper, super genius or have excellent qualifications to achieve a successful career, Sivan said.

To succeed in your career, academics or business, you don't need to be super smart or a genius. You don't need to be the best, you shouldn't have excellent grades. All you need is to focus on eliminating distractions and activities that waste your time, he said.

And for God's sake, don't be an imitator. Just because it is fashionable to be a comedian, can you be a comedian? The trick is to achieve the right balance between what you love and what you are good at. at. You can always be passionate about music and be a competent engineer, together, he added.

Before the announcement speech, the head of Isro signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT Delhi to establish a Space Technology Cell (STC) in the institute.

With this, IIT Delhi will join the league of other top-level institutions such as IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, etc., where STCs have been established to play an important role in bringing space technology research and applications to new ones. heights

A total of 1,217 graduate students and 825 undergraduate students received degrees in the call in addition to the distinguished alumni awards.