Govt plans to launch seven space missions and establish more research centers to support Isro.
The minister also spoke to the Lok Sabha Isro replied in writing that it plans to launch seven missions this year, including two development flights for the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle. The minister gave details about the future missions and said that there would be two PSLV missions this year. One assignment was dedicated to commercial purposes, while the other was for the EOS-06 launch. Earth observation satellite; two development flights of Isro’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle SSLV One GSLV mission to launch NVS-01 navigation satellites for NavIC; one communications satellite mission (Gsat-24), through procured launch for a customer, and one GSLV Mk-III, which is a commercial mission, will all be launched this year.
Singh replied that the Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology at Chandigarh University was inaugurated on January 3, 2012. It is designed to train students in space science and satellite development to meet future space research challenges and ensure India’s leadership position in future technologies.
He stated that the government is interested in collaborating with international space research organizations to enhance India’s space program capacity. This includes advancing programmatic priorities, expanding earth observation databases, widening ground stations networks, improving products and services, and creating platforms for the inflow of knowledge through joint experiments.
It currently works with Nasa To jointly realize a satellite mission called “NasaIsro Synthetic Augment Radar (NISAR),” for scientific research on Earth.