Launch of 103 satellites in one rocket not went for record making, says ISRO chairman

With not as much as a month left for the proposed dispatch of 103 satellites at one go, Indian Space Research Organization today said its point is to augment capacity with every dispatch and not set a record.

“We are not taking a gander at it as a record or anything. We are quite recently attempting to augment our capacity with every dispatch and attempting to use that dispatch for the capacity it has and receive the most extreme consequently,” ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told journalists here.

Of the 103 satellites that ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C37 is relied upon to convey, 100 are outside.

“They are all really a group of stars, they are getting into a heavenly body of satellites giving perception of earth,” Kumar said in light of an inquiry on the sidelines of Karnataka ICT Summit 2017.

The three Indian satellites are Cartosat-2 arrangement, weighing 730 kg as essential payload, INS-IA and INS-1B, measuring 30 kg.

An authority from the space office said it was before wanted to dispatch 83 satellites in the most recent week of January, of which 80 were outside, yet with the expansion of 20 more remote satellites the dispatch was deferred by a week and would now occur in the principal week of February.

Kumar additionally said ISRO was taking a shot at having more successive dispatches and make utilization of every dispatch or augment the capacity of the dispatch vehicle itself.

“The following one will convey various satellites from different organizations alongside our own particular Cartosat-2 arrangement satellite and instantly taking after that we have GSLV Mark III and Mark II…. In the initial three months that is the thing that we are focusing on, however past that we are attempting to work for right around one dispatch a month,” he said.

“The prime driver for the greater part of this is to build the limit. Despite the fact that we have the quantity of satellites in operation, we require numerous more to provide the vital administrations that is required,” he included.

After the achievement of the Mars mission, ISRO, which is at present leading trials for its second moon mission said another mission to Mars, Venus and Jupiter are not too far off and studies are in progress.

“As we are advancing, we have to take a gander at long haul. So what we are looking past Chandrayan-2, for which we are as of now taking a shot at an endorsed program,” Kumar said.

“Past that, Mars second mission and Venus mission are all coming soon, we need to experience the different reviews and after that plan, get the endorsement and move. At this moment, they are all in the review stage,” he included.

ISRO is leading tests for risk shirking for Chandrayaan-2 as it terrains at its office in Challakere in Chitradurga area of Karnataka, where recreated lunar cavities have been made to assess the execution of the framework.

The ISRO Chairman and French Space organization (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall within the sight of going to French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault had on Monday consented to an association arrangement in satellite dispatch innovation.

To a question on the understanding, Kumar said “Right now we are working with them on Oceansat-3… and afterward we are working for a future payload, on an infrared imaging sensor.”

“We are likewise taking a gander at potential outcomes of working with them in different regions of future improvements of satellites, dispatch vehicles,” he included.

ISRO in the past had worked with CNES on sounding rockets, SARAL satellites program and had likewise propelled satellites for them.

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