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| Last Updated:29/05/2020

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ISRO scouting for a name to etch on lunar landing site

SRIHARIKOTA: As scientists and engineers at Isro's mission control delicately navigate Chandrayaan-2 to Moon, the space agency's top brass and key figures in the government are scouting for names that India can etch on the lunar surface if Vikram lands there as planned on September 7. "We are looking to name the location Vikram lands at," Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI soon after Monday's launch. "We are selecting a name, we still have time for that." Asked if Isro or the government has a list of names to select from, Sivan said: "There is no shortlist of names. We are in the process, we will pick a name." The announcement of the name is likely to be made by PM Narendra Modi. "The important thing is to land on Moon first," a source said. "This whole exercise depends on a successful landing. We expect an announcement only after that."


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