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Last updated: February 14, 2017 at 15:30 pm

Venus! Here We Come: ISRO Is Planning Mission To Venus, 2nd Mars Mission By 2021-22


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to create another history, and it is something which will place India within the top ranks of space domination. India’s first ever mission to Venus has been planned, Govt. has not only approved of it, but also allocated funds for the same.

NASA is said to be in talks with ISRO for India’s 1st Venus mission. As per a Wiki article, the name of the Venus mission has been proposed as Shukrayaan (Venus Ship), but no confirmation has arrived from ISRO regarding the naming of the mission.

Meanwhile, ISRO will also launch India’s 2nd Mars mission, which is scheduled for 2021-22. In this second Mars mission, ISRO is planning to put a robot vehicle (rover) on the surface of Mars. Both French Space Agency and NASA are keen to partner with India for Mars’s 2nd mission.

We had reported in February that India is ready for their 2nd Mars mission. ISRO’s 1st Mars mission, named as Mangalyaan, was launched in 2014.

As per reports, NASA has asked India to allow them to put a telematics module inside the spacecraft, so that American rovers and Indian satellites can easily communicate with one another. This fact has been endorsed by Michael M Watkins, Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The facts about Venus and Mars mission has been observed within the Budget 2017 documents, wherein PM Modi has approved an increase of 23% budget allocated to ISRO for space research. The budget document, under the section of space science mentions provisions for “Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission to Venus”.

ISRO Will Create World Record By Placing 104 Satellites In Single Go

Earlier, we had reported that India will place 83 satellites in the orbit in one single go.

But, as per latest reports, it has been revealed that India will infact place 104 satellites in the orbit, in one single go. No other country has ever attempted to put 100+ satellites in the orbit via one single launch, and India will become the first country to do so.

This launch will take place on February 15th, using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

One satellite each from Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the UAE would be part of this extraordinary mission, whereas 96 satellites would be from US. India will have 3 satellites in this group, whose total weight would be 1368 kgs.

We will keep you updated as more details come in..

Sources: 1, 2, 3

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