The details of the allocation of funds made under the Head “Space Technology” during the last four years and the current year. This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written.
This mission involves many complex elements like soft-landing, Rover separation and movement on the lunar surface, in addition to operations of Orbiter. Several new technology elements have been developed indigenously and tests are being carried out for validation. Orbiter has completed Thermo-vacuum test which is one of the major milestones. Lander Sensors and Actuators are tested on ground to validate the performance and the results are satisfactory. Rover flight model is under assembly. Payloads are in various stages of delivery for Spacecraft integration.
Government’s proposal to develop the Reusable Launch Vehicles involves mastering of many cutting edge technologies, which require a series of technology demonstrator tests. ISRO has successfully carried out first flight test of RLV-TD (Reusable Launch Vehicle- Technology Demonstrator) to validate few critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control, thermal protection system and re-entry mission management.
Small and medium scale businesses can contribute to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by manufacturing small but important parts like valves, gaskets and rubber insulators, S. Pandian, Director, and ISRO Propulsion Complex. The scientist was addressing over 100 entrepreneurs at the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He added that there was a great demand in the industry and a lack of major competition. “Small and medium enterprises can produce items for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rockets at the component and subsystem levels. If industries cope with the specifications and deadlines, we encourage them thoroughly,”
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. Chandrayaan-2 is the country's second mission to the moon, he added. He was addressing a press conference on the achievements of Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy. Chandraayan-2 is a challenging mission as for the first time we will carry an orbiter, a lander and a rover to the moon.
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra in a written reply to a question on the reasons for the failure of PSLV C-39 mission said that the 41st flight of PSLV (PSLV-C39) that took place with Indian Regional Navigational Satellite (IRNSS-1H weighing 1425 kg) could not reach the designated orbit, due to non-separation of Payload Fairing (also known as heat shield) during the 2nd stage of the flight.
At Rs 10,783 crore, the Department of Space (DoS) gets its biggest outlay to date and also the best yearly increase in five years of 18.6%. It also surpasses Rs 10,000 crore well above the Rs 9,093 crore that was allocated to it last February. Also, for fiscal 2017-18 which ends on March, DoS drew about ₹62 crore more than the last year’s outlay, revised estimates for the year show. Back in 2013-14, DoS probably received its best ever annual increase of nearly 40% over the previous year. Looking at only the outlays since 2013, the DoS sequentially received an increase of 40%, 6.6% 2%, 8%, 14% and now, 18.6% over the respective previous year.
The Department of Space (DoS) is anticipating an increase in financial outlay in next month’s Budget, even as its new Secretary K. Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was working to reduce the cost of its satellite and launch vehicle missions. Dr. Sivan, who formally took charge as DoS Secretary and ISRO Chairman, said the space body was trying to lower the cost of satellites by using miniaturised avionics, advanced electronics and the recently tested EPS electric propulsion system among others.