New Delhi, April 25
The Indian Area Analysis Organisation will launch an information relay satellite tv for pc that can assist preserve contact with the Gagangyaan mission all through after the launch, sources mentioned.
The satellite tv for pc will likely be launched earlier than the ultimate leg of the Gaganyaan mission, which can ship astronauts to the Decrease Earth Orbit (LEO). The primary leg—the unmanned mission—is to be launched in December.
“We’re planning to launch our personal satellite tv for pc, which can act as an information relay satellite tv for pc earlier than going for the primary human house flight,” the sources mentioned.
The Rs 800-crore undertaking has been authorized and work has been happening, they added.
Satellites in orbit can’t move alongside their info to the bottom stations on Earth if the satellite tv for pc doesn’t have a transparent view of the bottom station. A knowledge relay satellite tv for pc serves as a strategy to move alongside the satellite tv for pc’s info.
The NASA, with a sturdy human house mission programme, additionally has its personal information relay satellite tv for pc.
Its Monitoring and Knowledge Relay Satellite tv for pc permits it to have international protection of all of the satellites around the clock with out having to construct further floor stations on Earth.
The ISRO makes use of a number of floor stations unfold throughout the globe—Mauritius, Brunei and Biak, Indonesia.
Final month, ISRO Chairperson Ok Sivan had mentioned the house company was additionally in talks with the Australian counterpart to have a floor station on the Coco islands for the Gaganyaan mission.
Nevertheless, there are blind spots, on account of which there’s a chance of not receiving alerts, sources added. The information relay satellite tv for pc will assist handle the problems.
Earlier this month, the ISRO signed an settlement with French house company CNES for cooperation for the Gaganyaan, a transfer that can allow coaching of Indian flight physicians in French house company’s amenities.
Underneath this settlement, CNES-developed French tools, examined and nonetheless working aboard the Worldwide Area Station, will likely be made obtainable to Indian crews.
The CNES can even be supplying fireproof carry luggage made in France to protect tools from shocks and radiation, it mentioned.
Final month, 4 potential astronauts additionally returned to India after spending almost a yr in Russia. PTI