Foreign Collaborations not yet Planned for India's First Space Station

Thursday, 04 July 2019, 03:38 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email
Foreign Collaborations not yet Planned for India's First Space Station

 India's ambitious plan of building a space station is at a nascent stage, and foreign collaborations for it have not yet been finalised, the government said on Wednesday.

The space station, which is planned after India's first manned mission to space - Gaganyaan in 2022, will be of modular design, with the initial modules weighing approximately 20 tonnes.

It will have provision for extended stay for three crew members, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said in an answer to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The space station will provide a research platform in the areas of health, telemedicine, vaccine development, material development, disaster relief, farming, food and water conservation, waste management techniques, environmental research and education programmes.

The government's 'Make in India' initiative will be "a major driver" for the success of the space station programme in the fields of materials, avionics, fabrication, testing as well as integration of flight systems, he said.

The space station will have technologies like an orbital module to ferry crew and a life support system like in the Gaganyaan programme.

Currently, the only operational space station is the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting at an altitude of 400 kms. It is operated by five space agencies -- NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), CSA (Canada), JAXA (Japan) and the European Space Agency.

Read more news:

This AI- Enabled Robotic Arm can Pack Boxes Quickly

WhatsApp Case Proves India Needs Strong Data Protection Law

Source: IANS
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..