The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced its big vision for space exploration, stating intentions to launch India's first international space station by 2028. ISRO Chairman S Somanath announced this ground-breaking endeavor on Friday at an event in Ahmedabad.
Somanath outlined the ambitious timeframe for the launch of the first module of the International Space Station (ISS) to a cohort of young scientists at the Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan, a partnership initiative between Vigyan Bharti (Vibha) and the Gujarat government. "Within the next five years, our inaugural module of the international space station will be propelled into orbit," he said. The first module, a robotic marvel, is expected to weigh 8 tonnes. Somanath declared proudly, "India is poised to establish its very own 'Bharat Space Station' during the Amrit Kal." The ISRO chairman's historic announcement was reported by All India Radio News.
This massive undertaking also includes ISRO deAll India Radio News reported the ISRO chairman's historic announcementveloping a revolutionary rocket capable of carrying a load ranging from 20 to 1,215 tonnes. Currently, India's rocket technology can only deliver 10 tonnes, showing a huge increase in capacity.
The International Space Station (ISS) is being positioned as a critical cornerstone for future ISRO missions, as well as a launching pad for expanded space exploration. Using these achievements, ISRO is also planning a route to send astronauts into orbit as part of the ISS mission, with the goal of reaching this milestone by 2035.
Somanath also offered an update on the Aditya L-1 mission, an ambitious project that aims to explore the solar atmosphere. "Aditya is anticipated to reach the L-1 point on January 6," he said in a statement. He also promised that the world would see the riveting video of Aditya's entrance into L-1.
This historic project, India's first space-based observatory designed to examine the Sun from a halo orbit L1, launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on September 2.
"On January 6, Aditya-L1 is expected to arrive at the L1 point." The exact time will be communicated in due course," Somanath informed reporters in Ahmedabad during the Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan organized by Vijnana Bharati, an NGO dedicated to popularizing science.
"Upon successful placement at the L1 point, Aditya-L1 will diligently collect crucial data over the next five years, which will be critical not only for India, but also for the global scientific community," he added. This plethora of data will greatly improve our understanding of solar dynamics and their influence on life as we know it."