ISRO has already launched its Mars orbital mission successfully. After its Mars Orbital mission, ISRO is now planning to send its spacecraft to Venus and Jupiter. However, everything depends on the success of GSLV mark III mission.
ISRO had already sent its Orbiter to Mars. It was designed with barest scientific instruments. A significant part of its payload was comprised of fuel, required to jettison the mars’ orbiter. It revolves from transfer orbit to the orbit of the Mars. But, for sending orbiter to Venus and Jupiter, more complex and strong plans will be required.
The spacecraft designed to send to Venus and Jupiter will be designed with more precise plans. Also, the spacecraft will be heavier than that of Mars. It is expected that, sending probe to the distant spaces will fetch more significant information.
Budget for Mars orbiter mission was quite cheap. However that won’t be the cases for Venus and Jupiter. Sending spacecraft to Venus and Jupiter will require more funds and that too in huge amount.
Venus stands second in the solar system. Space scientists have noted that the best time to launch spacecraft to Venus comes every 19 months when after travelling for 97 days, when Venus will be nearest to the Earth surface. Similar, phenomenon happens with Jupiter too. But the time taken is 33 months when Jupiter is at the closest point to the Earth.
ISRO has promised to take up the challenge to travel from Venus to Jupiter after successful launch on Mars. A visit to Venus is expected to take more than three months and that of Jupiter is expected to take 26 months. Since, the payload for Jupiter will be heaviest; everything depends on the success of GSLV mark III. GSLV mark III is further scheduled to launch by the end of this month.Tags: Aerospace, communication satellite, ISRO, space, spacecraft, venus