In the wake of Chandrayaan-3’s triumphant success, India’s aspirations in space have reached new heights. Prime Minister Modi has commended the remarkable achievement, praising the collaborative efforts and outstanding teamwork of ISRO scientists, who accomplished this remarkable feat within the stipulated timeframe. As India continues to bask in the glory of Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L1’s achievements, PM Modi has set forth a visionary directive for ISRO.
PM Modi has tasked ISRO with the goal of developing a space station by 2035 and sending astronauts into space by 2040. What was once considered a distant aspiration for India is now becoming a tangible reality.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has officially announced the initiation of plans to establish the “Bharatiya Antariksha Station,” marking a significant milestone in India’s space research journey.
Future endeavours in Space exploration:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed ISRO to undertake the development of a Venus Orbiter and a Mars lander.
- These upcoming interplanetary missions hold the promise of significant advancements. Success in these missions could pave the way for human spaceflights, the establishment of space laboratories, and the realization of next-generation launch vehicles (NGLV), building on ISRO’s consistent track record of success.
Gaganyaan mission progress:
As briefed by ISRO Chairman S.Somnath:
- The crew escape system demonstration is scheduled for October 21.
- The Gaganyaan Mission, initially targeted for 2022, involving a manned space launch with two astronauts, is now anticipated for 2025.
- The success of this mission hinges on a series of pivotal tests and holds the potential to be a game-changer for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) if executed smoothly.
- The creation of the Kulasekharapatnam launchpad in Tamil Nadu, spanning 2000 acres of land, marks a significant milestone for ISRO, representing the establishment of its second spaceport. This is particularly noteworthy for launching Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLVs).
Here are the key accomplishments and milestones associated with the Gaganyaan mission:
ISRO to commence unmanned flight tests for the Gaganyaan mission.
Preparations for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1), which demonstrates the performance of the Crew Escape System, are underway.https://t.co/HSY0qfVDEH @indiannavy #Gaganyaan pic.twitter.com/XszSDEqs7w
— ISRO (@isro) October 7, 2023
Highlights and Updates on Aditya L1
Aditya LI has successfully completed its fourth orbit and has moved closer to the Sun, poised for in-depth studies of the atmosphere and magnetic fields.
The meeting witnessed the presence of Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, PK Mishra, and Space Minister Jitendra Kumar. The year 2023 is shaping up to be a highly active and remarkable one for ISRO.