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Reusable satellites, the broadband satellite constellation in the 10-year programme of ISRO

Walking into 2021, a high-ranking official stated, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has come up with its decadal strategy that involves constructing a heavy-lift aircraft, the satellite launch vehicle that is reusable, semi-cryogenic engine, and many others. Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) debut developmental flight practical Geo-Imaging capability, first Aditya-L1 solar mission, third Chandrayaan-3 moon flight, as well as the first Indian Data Relay Satellite, have to be implemented in the short term by the space agency.

“Another important landmark to be accomplished in 2021 is the first autonomous flight under the Gaganyaan Project,” stated ISRO Chairman K. Sivan, who works at Department of Space, in charge of ISRO Secretary.” He said all the ISRO centers/units strongly played a role in creating the decadal strategy in his New Year letter. “In the decade we are in, the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the lead center for the space transportation systems, will take forward its expertise in the production of launch vehicles towards the heavy-lift capabilities, gaining partial and complete reusability and advancing the scramjet engine research,” Sivan added.

As per Sivan, LPSC  (Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre) is expected to raise the lifting power of rockets from India to the Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) to about 5.5 tonnes while also concentrating on the liquid oxygen (oxidizer)-methane propulsion, the green propulsion and also electric propulsion-the much-anticipated high thrust semi-cryogenic propulsion capacity. He also suggested that the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) requires equipping its test facilities to facilitate the certification of new propulsion programs and extend its integration facilities in order to incorporate LOX/Methane engines and the latest semi-cryogenic. 

.”In the coming decade, the focus will be on the broadband satellite constellation, all electrical satellite platforms as well as high-performance satellite solutions in all application fields,” Sivan stated with regard to the U.R. plans for the decade for U.R Rao  Satellite Centre (URSC). He went on to say that the Space Applications Centre (SAC) would conclude its atomic clock as well as traveling wave tube amplifier indigenization (TWTA) efforts. In the current decade, in accordance with customer requirements, SAC, as well as the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), would work to ensure the acquisition, transmission, and on-demand distribution of the satellite data services.

With regard to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) rocket terminal, the extension of the launch facilities to support human space flights as well as the latest heavy-lift vehicles, and maybe to help and promote the nation’s launch of the private space transportation networks, Sivan stated. The SCL Semi-Conductor Laboratory is going to work to build a powerful national micro-electronics base and develop Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit (VLSI) capability.

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