Dr K Sivan, Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO Chief, while addressing student and faculties on “Future of Aerospace and Avionics in India”, elaborated on the upcoming missions of ISRO.
“We have identified, understood the deficiencies of Chandrayaan-2 and taken corrective measures for the next mission, which we are planning for launch within the first half of 2022. Gaganyaan design is in the final stages, and project realization has started; all efforts are on for first unmanned mission trial by this year-end,” WION News quoted the ISRO Chief as saying.
Further, he added that the research is going on to increase the payload and development of more powerful and green engines and boosters so that payload can be increased.
An upgrade from the current 4 ton of to 5 ton in the capability of Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, GTO using a semi-cryogenic Mk3 engine is in the works.
Moreover, indigenously developed ISROsene( rocket fuel grade kerosene) will be used in India’s first test facility for semi-cryogenic engine.
Dr Sivan added that “For satellites, we are in the final stages of developing a 300mN high-thrust electric propulsion system. This will eliminate the use of chemical fuels in satellites and result in lighter satellites by saving on fuel weight.”
He also invited students and industrialists to contribute for Mangalyan-2, Second Indian Mars Mission which is in its definition stage.
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