After gathering a deserving honor by wining the race between continent’s held in September to Mars, the Director of ISRO stated on Tuesday that India is now focusing on moon and sun. As per the facts, India became the first country in Asia to land on the Red Planet’s surface after completing a journey of 10 months. Since the budget issued for Mars was low as compared to its competitors, Indian space agency accepted the challenge for moon and sun in low budget.
After success was on India’s feet, K.S. Radhakrishnan chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated that the country is focusing on its future plans for landing a spaceship to moon along with a satellite that will be used for the study of sun
“We have a programme to study the sun that is by putting a satellite into the sun-Earth Lagrangian point,” a space agent stated to a journalist. The estimated duration he said was about 2017 that s three years from now.
“The aim is three years from now, an Indian lander and Indian rover will land on the moon,” stated K.S. Radhakrishnan to AFP.
A month back China a developing country accomplished its journey to moon but Radhakrishnan stated that they had least interest in competing with other populous country. “We don’t race with any country. We have our own priorities.”
Radhakrishnan stated in a journal that India’s launch vehicle was highlighted due to Mars mission, which is called the Polar Satellite Launch vehicle (PSLV), is in a great demand from the countries whose satellites exploded in the orbit.
“We have launched 40 satellites for other countries, 19 countries have used the PSLV,” said K.S. Radhakrishnan to a journalist in New Delhi.
As per the statistics the chairman produced to media, India secures top sixth position in technological potentiality after US, Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and China. But hopefully ISRO scientists achieved their goal of Mars in just $74 million.
“If you look at the expenditure, we use 7.5 percent of what (the US space agency) NASA spends on space research,” unleashed the chairman.Tags: ISRO, K.S. Radhakrishnan, Mars mission, moon mission, PSLV