The Indian space agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to blast four satellites in the coming three months this year, said ISRO Director Mylswamy Annadurai while addressing the crowd of a private college function in Thoothukudi.
ISRO has planned to launch 70 satellites in next three years. Also, the renowned space agency has launched 10 ten satellites between August 2015 and August 2016 and now Indian scientists are planning to lift up four more satellites — INSAT-3DR and SCATSAT-1 on September this year, GSAT-18 in October and ResourceSat-2A in November 2016. All these satellites will help ISRO in achieving its goal of 70 satellite launches in three years.
Seeking the success of Chandrayaan mission, ISRO had planned to launch Chandrayaan-2 (second lunar mission) along with Russia, but now India will the conduct the mission all alone without any foreign help. Chandrayaan-2 mission is scheduled for the launch in early 2018.
The aim of the second lunar mission will be to soft land on the lunar surface and conduct several chemical tests on the Moon itself. Annadurai further revealed that the Indian space agency ISRO is also planning to launch a probe named ‘Aditya-L1’ to the Sun bu 2020.
ISRO has gained fame and respect after conducting lunar mission Chandrayaan and mars mission mangalyaan. Mars orbiter mission (MoM) got featured in Time magazine and has also won prestigious Space Pioneer Award 2015. Foreign agencies started seeking help of ISRO for their satellites launches after the successful MoM mission and as of now Indian space agency has launched more than 50 foreign satellites.