India recently very active in the development of its space program and space research. As it became known, the country has set itself a new task — to expand its presence in earth orbit. To address this question India is going to build and deliver in near-earth space is a small space station by the year 2030, as stated by the head of the Indian space research organization (Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO) K. Shiwan (pictured above). More accurate time – 2027-2029 years.
According to North, the plant is really compact. Its weight will be about 20 tons. To build and launch the station with India on their own, without any assistance from international partners. The station will allow Indian astronauts in orbit for up to 15-20 days, but this will be enough to ensure that on-Board it was possible to conduct experiments with microgravity.
India first to launch a man into space
Unfortunately, more detailed information on this project, the head of the Indian space Agency was not informed, but, most likely, new details about him can be found after the other is very ambitious for the country’s space mission. Recall that on the occasion of the 75th anniversary from the moment of India’s independence, the country on their own going first to send a man into space. According to preliminary data, the mission will take 5-7 days. To implement this plan going to India until 2022. It is planned to start using heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III).
India will launch a lunar Rover
As for immediate prospects, at the moment, the highest priority space project for India is a mission “Chandrayaan-2”, in which the satellite of our planet will be to send automatic interplanetary station with a compact Rover.
A continuation of the mission “Chandrayaan-1” launched in 2008 and has worked on the lunar orbit for 300 days, “Chandrayaan-2”, originally planned for late 2017 – early 2018 was postponed several times. First, the start was postponed for the autumn of 2018, and then in the spring of 2019. Now the new launch date called July 15, 2019. If the launch will not transfer, the spacecraft with the Rover reached the orbit of the satellite 6 or 7 September.
It is expected that the Rover will be able to work at least two weeks. During this time he will study the moon’s surface, collect soil samples, and will carry out the photographing of the moon.
If successful, the landing apparatus on the surface of the moon mission “Chandrayaan-2” India will become the fourth country after USA, USSR and China, which managed to achieve a soft landing of the probe on the surface of the satellite.
Recall that similar achievements tried to get Israel, the forces of the private company SpaceIL. Posted 21 February with the help of rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX American Israeli machine “Genesis” was supposed to land on the moon on April 11. During the planting process he lost the main engine, with the result that the machine crashed on the surface of our satellite.
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