India will launch a low-Earth space station by 2030
India has recently become very active in the development of its space program and space research. As it became known, the country has set itself a new challenge - to expand its presence in Earth orbit. To address this issue, India is going to build and deliver in a small near-Earth space space station by 2030, as stated by head of the Indian Space Research Organization (Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO) Kay Siobhan (pictured above). More precise terms - 2027-2029 years.
According to Shiva, the station will be really compact. Its weight will be about 20 tonnes. Build and run the station, India on their own, without involving a project of international partners. The station will allow the Indian astronauts in orbit to 15-20 days, but this will be enough to ensure that on board could conduct experiments with microgravity.
India first launched a person into space
Unfortunately, more information about this project, did not inform the head of the Indian space agency, but most likely, new details about it will be available after the other very ambitious for the country's space mission. Recall that on the occasion of the 75th anniversary from the date of India's independence, the country on their own for the first time is going to send a man into space. According to preliminary data, the mission will take 5-7 days. To carry out this plan is going to India in 2022. To start the planned use of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III heavy-launch vehicle (GSLV Mk III).
India will launch a lunar rover
As for the near-term prospects, it is currently a top priority for the Indian space project is a mission "Chandrayaan-2", in which planned to send automatic interplanetary station with compact Lunokhod to the satellite of our planet.
Which is a continuation of the mission "Chandrayaan-1" was launched in 2008 and worked in lunar orbit for 300 days, "Chandrayaan-2", which was originally scheduled for the end of 2017 - beginning of 2018 has already postponed several times. First start was moved to the autumn of 2018, zatem- in the spring of 2019. Now a new launch date is called the July 15, 2019-th. If the launch does not outsource, with the Lunokhod spacecraft reached 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 conduct photographing the Moon.
If successful landing vehicle on the moon in the mission 'Chandrayaan-2 "India will become the fourth country after the United States, the Soviet Union and China, which managed to make a soft landing of the probe to the surface of the satellite. Recall that similar achievements tried to get Israel to a private company SpaceIL forces. Posted on February 21 by a rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX American company an Israeli vehicle "Genesis" was due to land on the Earth's satellite on 11 April. During the landing process, he refused main motor, whereby the machine crashed into the surface of our satellite.
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