Dr. Sivan, head of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has announced plans to set up his own space station by 2030 at a recent press conference. The announcement has been made as part of the indigenous manned spacecraft program under the Gaganyaan Mission in the country and the intention of maintaining human capabilities and capabilities in space.
Countries like America, China, Russia have their own space stations in which NASA's international space station also comes in which many countries of the world work together. According to the information, it will be about 20 tons, in which 4-5 astronauts will be able to stay for 15 to 20 days. This station is considered important because all the experiments related to microgravity will be able to be done here which will prove to be important in furthering the success of the Gaganyaan mission.
At the press conference, the chief told that a proposal to open the space station is being prepared, which will be sent to the government soon. Along with this, he also informed about the preparations for the Gaganyaan mission and said that right now the process of selection of astronauts is going on for which the help of the Indian Air Force has been taken, an agreement has been made with the Indian Air Force, in which He will have full responsibility for training astronauts.
According to the report, there are currently plans to send three people to space for which at least six people will be selected and they will be given initial training in India, while for high-tech training will be sent to Russia or other countries. This training will be around 10 months. Asked questions related to the selection of astronauts, he said that this process will be completed in six months. Approval of budget allocation of 10 thousand crores has also been received from the government.
In response to a question asked by Dr. Sivan, he also said that he is working to increase his capacity in the field of space. After the success of Chandrayaan-1, preparations are now underway to send Chandrayaan-2, which will be sent at 2:15 pm on July 15 this year and will be followed by a manned mission in 2021.