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Pragyan Rover Has Done What Was Expected From It: ISRO Chief  

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) says that the Pragyan rover did what was expected of it. 

Speaking to the media after visiting the famous Somnath temple in Gujarat on Thursday, the ISRO chief said, Chandrayaan-3’s Pragyan rover has done what was expected from it. 

On the failure of the rover to come back from sleep mode, he said, due to the weather on the moon the temperature has dropped to about minus 200 degrees Celsius and if its electronic circuits are not damaged, it is expected to wake up. 

S Somnath has also spoken openly on the upcoming programs of ISRO. He said, the national space agency is now preparing to launch EXPOSat or X-ray Polarimeter satellite. 

He said, this exosat is ready and it will be launched through our PSLV rocket. It is likely that it will be launched in November or December. It is a mission to study black holes, nebulae and pulsars. 

He said, the test vehicle ‘D1’ of Gaganyaan mission will be launched in October.

We ensure that no single person is punished for failure because no decision is taken by a single person, he said on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the All India Management Association (AIMA) on Wednesday. All these decisions are taken with collective intelligence.

Somnath said there is a clear understanding in the space sector that one person cannot understand everything that leads to collective decisions. 

He said, therefore, collective decision means that you also take responsibility for failures. Management takes responsibility, it is not put on any individual.

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