Ahmedabad: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam
on Wednesday shared his vision about Chandrayan-II, with IIM-A
students during his theme lecture, `Vision for Elevation of
India by 2020`, as part of Globalizing Resurgent India through
Innovative Transformation (GRIIT) course offered here.
"Dr Kalam during his class session today shared his
vision with the Indian Insititute of Management-Ahmedabad
(IIM-A) students about the scope for Chandrayan-II, which he
had earlier shared with ISRO and NASA scientists," a scientist
working with Dr Kalam, V Ponraj said.
Dr Kalam has suggested the space scientists to create
a payload (possibly a robot) that can accompany Chandrayan
-II, the project undertaken by ISRO. It should have the
capability to land on Moon, and penetrate lunar surface upto
one metre depth, Ponraj said.
Kalam said the paylaod should collect samples using
spectroscopic instruments to understand the depth of water
available on the lunar surface by carrying out experiments, he
The Moon Mineralogy Mapper(M3), one of the two
instruments that NASA has contributed for India`s first
mission to moon Chandrayan-I found OH/H2O on the lunar
surface, Ponraj said.