ISRO has been moving towards a more innovative and explorative space future with its onboard deep-space, and inter-planetary missions and its advancements on conducting inter-planetary explorations have been marked with two successful missions like Chandrayan-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
With the most recent launch of 104 satellite on one move, the India-based space agency – the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has broken many records including the record of Russia for launching the most number of satellites into orbit. The single-shot mission of ISRO, which was held on February 15 this year, has made the agency to get a global reorganisation in the international space industry as well as enrooting its base for the future deep-space explorative missions. India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) last month broke the record of Russia by putting 104 satellites from a single PSLV rocket into an orbit. With the speed of 27,000km per hour, the nano-satellites blasted off from the launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
At the same time, when the West has been largely focusing on exploiting commercial benefits of space assets, ISRO has just started the journey, which seems to go along way. The Bengaluru-headquartered agency, since its inauguration in 1969, has always been carrying the vision to ‘harness space technology for national development.’ Its long-term achievements have no doubt dwarfed the tough challenges the agency faces while conducting and planning inter-planetary space missions. It has developed missiles, rockets, satellites and ground-based high-end tools to tackle the strict budget constraints as well as to cope up with the progression of technology that once denied its significance in the global space industry.
Apart from its record-breaking launch, ISRO also has marked history following the success of its two inter-planetary missions like Chandrayan-1 which was India’s first lunar mission and Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) which made India the first country to enter into Martian Orbit in a single attempt. The Chandrayaan-1 was launched on 22nd October 2008, while the Mars Orbiter Mission successfully penetrates Martian orbit on 24th September 2014. The success of Mars mission not only made India the first nation to enter Mars orbit in a single attempt but also marked ISRO as world’s fourth and Asia’s first space agency to reach at Mars successfully.
After creating a number of milestones, now ISRO is swiftly moving towards some other high-end and remarkable space missions like the development of GSLV Mk III which will be used for the launch of heavier satellites, human spaceflight, development of a reusable launch vehicle, more lunar exploration missions, compelling and long-term interplanetary probes, a solar research mission, and much more.