India is entering the reusable rocket game.
of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) revealed plans to develop reusable rocket launch technology in this decade, According to a report by Space news.
in a”2021 New Year Message“In the context of the development of the aerospace industry, K. Sivan, Chairman of the International Space Research Organization (ISRO), announced the agency’s 2020 goals. “Due to the entry of many private companies, the aerospace industry is facing chaos. ”
“According to the global direction, we [must] Develop heavy-duty launch vehicles, semi-cryogenic stages, reusable launch vehicles, advanced propulsion, next-generation avionics, advanced materials, dynamic space applications and effective combined space-based services, and advanced space science missions. “.
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According to the news, each ISRO center and unit has been instructed to formulate a plan for the rest of the decade, “taking into account national requirements, new space policies and the transition that occurred in 2000, pay full attention to research and innovation. The global space field.”
According to SpaceNews, the goal of this statement is that 18 ISRO centers are designed to expand capabilities related to ground stations, human spaceflight, and satellite platforms.
For example, the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center was instructed to continue research on “the development of launch vehicles on heavy vehicles to achieve partial and full reusability” and scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet, a supersonic engine). To SpaceNews.
In addition, according to “Space News”, ISRO’s liquid propulsion system center will develop a more powerful semi-cryogenic propulsion capability, so that the country can put 5.5 metric tons of satellites into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The center also targets innovation in the form of methane-liquid oxygen propulsion, “green propulsion” and electric propulsion.
Sivan’s term has just been extended to January 14, 2022, and he described ISRO as a “torchbearer of innovation in the country.” With this ten-year plan, ISRO is expected to complete many tasks in the near future. For example, ISRO plans to launch a small satellite launch vehicle and Chandrayaan-3 moon mission in 2021. Follow the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019 When the mission’s lander crashed, it was a remarkable achievement. The mission’s orbiter has been observing and flying around the moon until today.
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