ISRO has placed itself strong through their recent satellite launches. It is preparing itself for a series of next few launches in coming years which will place ISRO on the number third position in Space Research leaving behind China and EU. The number of satellite they are planning to launch is mind-boggling and will see a lot of work on the topmost scientists of the country. It ought to keep them busy as well as thrilled to the brim. The stress is enormous but the result is wondrous. It keeps them throbbing for more and going deeper into space.
“Indian space agency ISRO successfully launched its heaviest commercial mission, the PSLV-C28, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. With a load of over 1440kg, the PSLV-C28 rocket successfully launched all five British satellites onboard.” quotes an ISRO scientist. Here are some of the new missions which ISRO is planning to undertake.
A satellite to study the sun
One of ISRO’s most ambitious project is conducting and studying the behavior of the sun. The project called ‘Aditya’ Sanskrit for Sun is underway it will be placed above 15,00,000 Kms (1.5 Million miles) above the earth. This type of orbit is also known as Halo orbit around the earth. This will have one closest point with the sun. It has a magnetometer to study the solar winds and a telescope in order to look deep into the sun.
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
The GSLV MK III will be fixed upon PSLV will be the first to test India’s cryogenic engine technology. PSLV has a payload capability of 4 tons and can reach till deep-space. The rocket is scheduled to be launched in March in a clear morning. The date is yet to be finalized.
A rover on moon by ISRO
After the death of signals from Chanrayaan-I in 2009 ISRO immediately began to sketch the outlines for landing a rover on the moon. Chandrayaan-II will see greater effects soon because this time one of the rovers will be in an orbit while the other one will remain on the surface collecting surface to bring back to the ISRO labs.