India set new space goals this Tuesday with the sending of the first astronaut to the Moon in 2040, the construction of a space station that plans to be ready by 2035 and new missions to neighboring planets Venus and Mars.
Building on the recent successes of its space programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered that India now aim for new and ambitious goals, including the creation of the Bharatiya Antariksha Station (Indian Space Station) by 2035 and send the first Indian to the Moon in 2040“, states the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement.
Modi, who chaired a high-level meeting this morning to review the progress of the ambitious manned space mission, Gaganyaan, which conducts its first demonstration flight this Saturdayalso asked to work on a mission to send an orbiter to Venus and a lander to Mars, the letter said.
That mission Gaganyaan provides for the demonstration of human spaceflight capability and envisages the launch in 2024 of a three-person crew to a 400 km orbit for a three-day mission and its safe return to Earth
To materialize its goals, Department of Space will develop a roadmap which will include “a series of Chandrayaan missions, the development of a next-generation launch vehicle (NGLV), the construction of a new launch pad, the creation of human-centric laboratories and associated technologies,” the office added. Fashion.
These new aspirations from the Asian country in space follow the successful launch and landing of the unmanned space mission Chandrayaan-3, which placed an explorer near the Moon’s south pole, a side of Earth’s satellite that has never been explored before.
After this milestone which made India fourth country to achieve a moon landing controlled on the lunar surface, something so far achieved only by China, the United States and the former Soviet Union, the nation launched its first mission to study the Sun, Aditya-L1 (Sol, in Sanskrit).