PSLV Current Affairs - 2019
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The government has approved setting up of a new company under the Department of Space to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Centers and constituent units of DOS.
Avenues for Commercialisation
The following avenues provide opportunities for commercial exploitation of ISRO programmes:
- Small satellite technology transfer to industry. The new company shall take a license from DoS/ISRO and sub-license to industries.
- Manufacture of the small satellite launch vehicle (SLV) in collaboration with the Private Sector.
- Productionisation of Polar SLV through the industry.
- Productionisation and marketing of Space-based products and services, including launch and applications;
- Transfer of Technology developed by ISRO Centers and constituent units of DoS.
- Marketing of some spin-off technologies and products, both in India and abroad.
- Any other subject which Government of India deems fit.
Recently ISRO agreed to transfer technology on Lithium-Ion cell Batteries. Constituting a new company together with providing revenues will give a boost to the Make in India campaign.
The Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) which would be the core of ISRO’s future manned missions was inaugurated at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.
The Human Space Flight Centre will implement the first development flight of Gaganyaan with the support of existing ISRO Centres. The Human Space Flight Centre would be responsible for end-to-end mission planning, development of engineering systems for crew survival in space, crew selection and training and also pursue activities for sustained human space flight missions.
Gaganyaan which is India’s first manned space mission has been accorded highest priority by ISRO and the plan is to have the first unmanned mission in December 2020 and second for July 2021. The manned mission will happen in December 2021.
The Gaganyaan project is headed by R. Hutton, who was the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Director. The Gaganyaan project takes the Indian astronauts into space to a height of 350-400 km above the Earth and orbits around the planet for at least a week. The Indian astronauts would be conducting experiments in the space