Hyderabad: A Ganesh idol has been installed in the city by Future Foundation Society to mark the launch of Chandrayaan-2, the lunar mission, by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
"From the last 10 years we are making different Ganesh idols and this year we have come up with the idea of Chandrayaan-2. This lunar mission vehicle of India was made at a very low budget of 960 Crores when compared to any other satellites made by NASA or other organisations across the world. It is a very big achievement of government of India," Srinivas, member of Future Foundation Society told ANI.
"This structure is totally made of iron which can be recycled and we can save water bodies from getting affected and polluted. We made a prototype of the satellite which is 23.5 feet tall."
"The Ganesh idol is about 5 feet tall. The structure weighs about 650 kilograms. We congratulate the team ISRO and the woman staff who made genuine efforts for making Chandrayaan-2 successful," Deepa, another member of Future Foundation Society said.
"We are planning live telecast of the spacecraft which is going to land on the moon today," she added.