India set new space goals on Tuesday by sending the first astronaut to the moon by 2040, building a space station planned 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 more ambitious goals, including the creation of Bharatiya Antariksha Station (Indian Space Station) by 2035. Send the first Indian to the moon by 2040“The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
This morning, Modi chaired a high-level meeting to assess the progress of the ambitious space mission Kaganyan. It will make its first demonstration flight this SaturdayThe letter stated that he was asked to work on sending an orbiter to Venus and a lander to Mars.
The Gaganyan mission It provides a demonstration of human spaceflight capability and expects to launch a three-member crew into a 400km orbit for a three-day mission in 2024 and return safely to Earth.
To achieve its goals, the space industry Create a road map This will include Chandrayaan missions, development of Next Generation Launch Vehicle (NGLV), construction of new launch pad, development of manned laboratories and related technologies, the office added.
The Asian country’s new ambitions in space follow the successful launch and landing of the unmanned space probe Chandrayaan-3, which put an explorer near the south pole of the Earth’s moon, which had never been explored before.
After this milestone, it created India Fourth country to land on the moon Confined to the lunar surface, achieved so far only by China, the United States and the former Soviet Union, Surya launched its first mission to explore the Sun, Aditya-L1 (Sun, in Sanskrit).