ISRO plans to send two Indians into space in 2013

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ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is deeply thinking to send out 2 Indians in space along with the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle) in the year 2013 after Successfully launching the PSLV-c15 carrying 5 Satellites from Sriharikota. It is said that they will stay there for a week’s time in a low-earth orbit. After ISRO along with NASA had discovered evidence of water on the surface of the moon last year, it has grown into such a big organization and now its carrying out missions on its own. So it can be said that success has hit ISRO and India as a country will progress rapidly if this mission becomes successful.

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ISRO Chairman, Mr. K. Radhakrishnan has also stated that it needs highly reliable vehicle to carry out this mission since it involves two lives. These type of rockets are called as Human Rated Rockets. It is said from the officials of ISRO that they have the design ready for such a type of rocket and have taken care of the safety measures needed in such a mission. Here is a small quote from what Mr. Ramakrishnan said,

We are also planning a launch pad abort for the crew in case of an accident

It will be a very historic moment in both the Indian Astronauts’ career since they will be representing the country on such a high level. Hope to see they return back safely. ISRO has also decided the location for the third launch pad but hasn’t disclosed the location, it is said by the officials therein that it will not only be used to launch the current vehicles  but also for future commitments, maybe even other nations would approach it.

Do you think this is a good move by ISRO to send two people out in the space ? Voice in your comments and share your ideology & views with us!


    1. Glad it is useful for you 🙂

  1. Sending Astronauts to space is a long term goal of ISRO. Hope they can achieve it this time in the year 2013.

  2. ISRO is full of skilled and laborious people and i dont think they can’t do it.

    Best of luck

  3. yeah 🙂 isro will send not only to moon 🙂 to mars also soon :)all the best isro

  4. hai sir Good morning.Iam student of RGUKT.I am very interested in isro.please tell me about this.iam studying BTech.after BTech completed iam studying MTech also.i have a extra activity NCC.after MTech completed iam joining isro.please tell me about counciling what type their or entrance exams are there.please tell me about much percentage useful in MTech or BTech.pease reply any one in this mail

  5. Why are GSAT 17 and 11 being launched from the European Ariane launcher? What is the exact reason why this launch cannot be done from Sriharikota? Particularly since ISRO claims that they are master launchers for satellites around the world. Our Prime minister has given a call for Make in India. It would be good if ISRO follows this instead of launching from foreign shores. Is it because they have not yet acquired the technical capacity to launch heavy satellites? We read a lot about ISRO launching nano satellites and toy satellites to reach Guinness Book of Records, but what about reaching a technological stature for launching heavy satellites of 4 tonnes? What has happened to Mark 3 launcher which we were told was successfully tested. Or is it the insurance and reinsurance business which must be so attractive? The news item says that GSAT 6 and GSAT 6 A is for the defence forces. I’m sure readers remember that they were originally built for DEVAS, and the whole issue got into a terrible space scandal. Will ISRO also tell the public how and when these two satellites were approved by the Cabinet and how many years it took for them to construct them, what was the time and cost overrun? Why is ISRO not providing satellites to the defence forces that can help them to detect infiltration of terrorists across the Kashmir border, instead of launching toy satellites for universities and commerce?

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