As India hopes to get a bigger cut of the lucrative business space showcase, ISRO hits an awe inspiring century in space on fifteenth Feb, Wednesday. ISRO sets world records of propelling 104 satellites at one go, from its workhorse rocket PSLV-C37, from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37),launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 arrangement satellite for earth perception and 103 co-traveler satellites together weighing around 664 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C37 was propelled from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. It was the sixteenth flight of PSLV in “XL” design (with the utilization of strong strap-on engines).
The co-traveler satellites involved 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 96 from United States of America (USA), and also two Nano satellites from India. The aggregate weight of the considerable number of satellites conveyed locally available PSLV-C37 is around 1378 kg.
PSLV-C37 additionally conveyed two ISRO Nano satellites (INS-1A and INS-1B), as co-traveler satellites. These two satellites conveyed an aggregate of four unique payloads from Space Applications Center (SAC) and Laboratory for Electro Optics Systems (LEOS) of ISRO for leading different tests.
The 101 International client Nano satellites were being propelled as a major aspect of the business plans between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), a Government of India organization under Department of Space (DOS), the business arm of ISRO and the International clients. It is assessed that Space office will recover a large portion of the aggregate cost of this venture from remote gatherings, on account of the outside containers mounted on its workhorse rocket PSLV-C37.
In the wake of setting up the world record ISRO has set its eyes on future activities. These incorporate visiting Mars yet again and furthermore to Venus.
Back Minister Arun Jaitley gave the branch of space a 23% expansion in its financial plan. Under the space sciences segment, the spending notices arrangements “for Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission to Venus”.
The second mission to Mars is made arrangements for in 2021-2022 time allotment and according to existing arrangements it might well include putting a robot on the surface of the Red Planet.
While the main mission to Mars in 2013 was a simply Indian venture, the French space organization needs to team up in making the Mars wanderer.
Actually on a visit to India this month, Michael M Watkins, chief of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, said they would be quick to in any event put a telematics module so NASA’s meanderers and the Indian satellites can converse with each other.
The second Indian mission to Mars is probably going to be about great science since the first had a nationalistic streak on it in attempting to beat China to the circle of Mars which the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) did sublimely.
India’s lady mission to Venus, the second planet of the nearby planetary group, is more likely than not going to be a humble orbiter mission.
Watkins said a mission to Venus is exceptionally beneficial as so little is comprehended about that planet and NASA would accomplice in India’s first trip to Venus.
Towards that, NASA and ISRO have as of now started talks this month on attempting to mutually embrace ponders on utilizing electrical impetus for fueling this mission.
Previous ISRO administrator says, “India ought to be a piece of this worldwide enterprise and investigating Venus and Mars is extremely advantageous since people unquestionably require another residence past Earth.”
Leaving no stones unturned ISRO have its hands full with up and coming undertakings and their aspirations.