Speaking to the media during an inaugural ceremony of a private college, Mylswamy Annadurai, director, ISRO Satellite Centre at Bengaluru, has said that ISRO will soon launch four key satellites in the coming three months.
With a whopping plan of launching close to 70 satellites in the next three years, ISRO aims at exploring the outer space like never before. ISRO has already launched ten satellites between August 2015 and August 2016 and now Indian scientists are planning to lift up four more satellites — INSAT-3DR and SCATSAT-1 on September this year, GSAT-18 in October and ResourceSat-2A in November 2016.
After the distinguished success of Chandrayaan mission, ISRO had planned to launch Chandrayaan-2 (second lunar mission) along with Russia, however, it will now be India’s solo project. The launch of this indigenous lander and rover is expected to take place by the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018.
According to Annadurai, ISRO also has the plan to launch ‘Aditya-L1’, the first Indian mission to study the sun by the year 2020.
Under the realm of ISRO’s phenomenal journey, India has seen the launches of several space voyages in a single flight. Behind this exceptional journey of more than 82 satellites in the space and a successful mission of exploring the Moon, Mars and the stars, lies a team of trailblazing ISRO scientists and engineers.
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