After reaching on Moon and Mars, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now planning to reach and explore Venus, also an asteroid nearby. Indian space agency is also planning to give second visit to Mars.
Venus is the second planet in our solar system. Since, Venus is one of the hottest planet in our solar system it appears like an orange fire ball if watched through a telescope in the night sky. Some scientists call Venus as the twin of our Earth due to spectacular similarities. If we go by mythology, Venus is the planet of love, wealth and prosperity and it was named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
Venus is not habitable since its atmosphere mostly consists of carbon dioxide and temperature at the planet hover around 460 degree Celcius. Venus is located nearly 261 million kilometres far from the Earth and takes 224 days to complete one revolution around the Sun.
Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO said that they are looking forward to next planetary mission and it could be a repeat mission on Mars, a mission on Venus or an asteroid mission. He further added that after the success of Mangalyaan, ISRO planning to revisit the red planet with Mangalyaan-2 mission.
“Overall capability we have demonstrated that we can go up to Mars with a minimal launcher and the next thing will be to look at the science portion and it can be more science driven,” Mr Kumar said.
Mr Kiran also said that the Indian space agency is making a 10-year road map for future missions and planetary explorations including asteroids. A mission to revisit Moon is on the track, Chandrayaan-2.
Moreover, Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency have had missions to Venus till date. ISRO will become fourth agency to achieve the feat.