ISRO Developing Green Propulsion For Human Space Mission: K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation(Isro) was developing ‘green propulsion’ for its ambitious human space flight mission. It may be adopted for use in every stage of a rocket.

The new graduates to take up ‘calculated risk’ in their life as it may safeguard them from ‘absolute failure’.

India continues to focus on economic growth, it needs to ensure that environmental damage is limited by adopting green technologies.

ISRO has made space grade lithium-ion batteries and this technology is useful for mass adoption of electric vehicle.

On the green propellant, Sivan said, “Even in the rocket propulsion, ISRO is developing green propulsion for its human space flight mission.

In future, all the propulsion stages may adopt green propulsion,” he said.

According to ISRO, polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) a trusted workhorse of the space scientists is a four stage rocket filled with fuel which pushes the rocket to ensure that the satellite it carries is placed in the intended orbit.

GSLV or a geo-stationery launch vehicle (GSLV) is a three stage rocket with a cryogenic upper stage.

The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency had planned to launch its maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’ by December 2021.

But early this month, ISRO indicated that it is likely to be delayed by one year due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing students through virtual platform, the ISRO chief encouraged them to take up calculated risk as it would safeguard them from ‘absolute failure.

India’s space programme has been built on spectacular failures and each failure has resulted in improvements in system.

Innovation comes with a high risk of failure. You may be called crazy. Initial outcome of innovation may be imperfect.

Referring to the space sector reforms announced by the Centre in June, the government has already announced space sector reforms for greater participation of non- governmental entities in space activity.

PSLV (polar satellite launch vehicle) launch will have satellite from start-up agencies which will be the first product of this reform.

‘SRMSAT’ launched by ISRO in 2011, it was in ‘healthy condition’ and urged the university to come forward and make use of the space sector reform as announced by the government of India.

ISRO is very much open to all. SRM to come forward with their innovative idea of making space activities as required by the Government of India, SRM will do this work.

The Digital India initiative by the Centre was a key area to leverage and ISRO has already initiated reforms to make digital assets available easily to industry as well as for startups for making innovative applications in navigation, earth observation as well as disaster management.

Times of India


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