ISRO, the Indian space research organisation is the pioneer of space technology in the world. One might contradict the statement by bringing NASA into the centre stage. But the rate at which ISRO has grown in the last 10 years has been an impossible task.
ISRO’s achievement should be ranked higher then that of NASA because ISRO is a Third World Country product. A third world country product with less resources and budget for high excavation in space.
People still remember ISRO’s first satellite launch. And how the components were carried on bullock carts and cycle to the launch station. From their to reaching the moon, ISRO has come a long way.
The Indian Space Research Organisation launched Chandrayaan 1 in 2008. The mission included Lunar Orbiter and Impactors. The mission was the biggest boost to India’s space program. The estimated cost of the project was us$ 56 millions. Ironically, the worst of the Hollywood movies have bigger budget then mere 56$ million.
ISRO in the near future is planning to have it’s own space station.
ISRO’s ambitions can be marked with the latest event that is to happen on the 15th of July early morning. Chandrayaan 2 the most awaited project to be launched on 15th of July to reach moon in 2 months. Chandrayaan 2 is a much bigger project than it’s predecessor Chandrayaan 1. The weight being 2.3-2.5 tons, it is heavier than the previous one.
ISRO’s MOON MISSION this time itself is a more elaborated one, and aims at achieving something special.
The chandrayaan 2 will land on the dark side of the moon. No other country has achieved this land mark yet. The main objective of this mission is to find water on the darker side of the moon. Chandrayaan 2 includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed in India.
The estimated cost of the Chandrayaan mission might shock some Hollywood producer’s. The estimated cost of Chandrayaan 2 is US$142 million, whereas the budget of Avengers Endgame was US$672-756 millions.
The lift-off time of Chandrayaan 2 is 2:51AM on the 15th of July 2019.
Every year ISRO is making remarkable achievement in space program. After this amazing achievement, the organisation will soon surprise the world with it’s own space station. ISRO has become the pride of the nation.