Subsequent to populating space with satellites and sending tests to Moon and Mars, India will have a location in the skies. ISRO Chief K Sivan has said India will set up its own space station, within seven years.
India To Start Own Play Station in 7 Years: ISRO
Tending to journalists alongside minister of state for the department of space Jitendra Singh in New Delhi, he said the venture would be an expansion of Gaganyaan, India’s initially kept an eye on mission slated for mid-2022.
“We don’t want to be part of the International Space Station (ISS), therefore we want to set up our own. Our station won’t be very big. It will have a mass of 20 tonnes and be used for studies including microgravity tests. It will have provision for people to live for 15-20 days,” Sivan said.
India, in the meantime, will be a part of international collaborations efforts to send people to Moon and Mars, and colonize the Moon, the administrator said.
On ‘space docking test’ (Spadex), a technology that is essential for making the space station practical. The department of space had assigned Rs 10 crore for Spadex that permits moving people starting with one shuttle then onto the next. The prompt objective, be that as it may, will be to empower refueling of rocket and move different frameworks from Earth to the station.
Isro researchers on the Spadex undertaking have been taking a shot at sign examination gear, high-exactness videometer for route, docking framework gadgets and constant basic leadership for landing frameworks.
“As part of Spadex, we will develop and demonstrate technologies needed for docking two spacecraft (chase & target) and to control one spacecraft from the attitude control system of other spacecraft in the docked condition,” Isro said.
On the Gaganyaan mission, Sivan said, “We are racing against time to meet the 2022 launch deadline given by Prime Minister. As we are planning to launch the mission by December 2021, we will send our shortlisted astronauts for advanced training abroad as there is no time to set up the training centre here. However, the basic training will happen in India.”
Jitendra Singh said shortlisting of the Indian group will be over in about a month and a half and preparing will be finished in a year or two.