Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was founded 48 years ago in 1969 and this organisation went successful because of ISRO’s scientists and this organisation made India proud by making world records and reaching milestones one by one. Its really makes it feel proud when its being compared with world’s leading space research organisation NASA. ISRO went so popular worldwide when ISRO launched 104 Setelites and made a world record of launching most number of setelites in once which Russian space agency was holding this record and ISRO broke it.
But ISRO won’t stop here. ISRO is still working and we made up a list of 5 projects on ISRO is working and planning to execute their programme in upcoming years
1. Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System is a navigation system which is under development of ISRO and when it will be completed, the control of this navigation system will be given to government. India felt its needs during kargil war because of dependence on America’s GPS.
2. Aditya (satellite)
This project’s mission is to study the Sun. Former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair announced the approval of this mission on 10 November 2008. And this satellite will be launched during 2019 – 2020 timeframe by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota.
3. Reusable Launch Vehicle
It is a series of technology demonstration missions that has been conceived by ISRO as a first step towards realising a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) re-usable launch vehicle, an intermediate step towards the creation of an SSTO Avatar. For this purpose a Winged Reusable Launch Vehicle technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) has been configured. The RLV-TD will act as a flying test bed to evaluate various technologies like hypersonic flight, autonomous landing, powered cruise flight and hypersonic flight using air-breathing propulsion.
Chandrayaan–2 will be 2nd lunar explanation mission after Chandrayaan-1 and this is under development of ISRO. And this mission is planned to launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), includes a lunar orbiter, a lander and a lunar rover, all developed by India and India is planning up to launch Chandrayaan-2 by end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.
5. Avatar (spacecraft)
AVATAR (“Aerobic Vehicle for Transatmospheric Hypersonic Aerospace Transportation”) is a concept for a unmanned single-stage reusable spaceplane capable of horizontal takeoff and landing, by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization along with Indian Space Research Organization and other research institutions. The mission concept is for low cost military and commercial satellite space launches, as well as for space tourism.
Every citizen will feel proud if all the projects goes successful.
Note : All information was collected from ISRO’s Official Website.