Science and Nature : India’s Upcoming Space Station Likely To Accommodate 3 Astronauts – IndianWeb2.com
Science and Nature :
This has been a year where ISRO has shown some exemplary performance and has come out with stellar, state of the art programs that would expand India’s reach furthermore into space as well. Besides the recent revelation of missionAdityato the Sun, the success of Mars Orbiter Mission MoM, and an attempt to be made for a space dock station by India in 2020 are all some stupendous achievements to be proud of.
Now there is an information where the Indian Space Research Organization that had initially planned to erect the Indian Space Station has room for three more astronauts, as reported by theTimes of India.
Chairman of ISRO K Sevan declared it very publicly that India doesn’t want to be a part of the ISS (International Space Station) but will instead create in five to seven years, from the ground up, it’s own space station.Making an announcement of the upcoming project in June, K Sevan said,“We don’t want to be part of ISS. Our station, which will be set up in five to seven years, won’t be very big.”
He made this vision of his very clear in February last year where he said thatIndia is capable ofdeveloping a space stationof its own, but it needs ambitious planning and a long-term approach to achieve the same.
International Space Station (ISS)which is a joint space project of 5 agencies namely,Nasa (US),Roscosmos(Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), CSA (Canada), came into existence in 1998 and 2011.
The massive human spaceflight project that is to be executed in 2022, will be a major factor and mu