The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will shift its focus to scientific experiments in 2023 with Aditya Mission related to the Sun and Chandrayaan-3 missions to the Moon.
With this, ISRO is all set to fly high in the space applications field. This year, India’s first human space flight will be carried out on the Gaganyaan project.
This will be the first unmanned mission , it will be in the last quarter of 2023. This will be done to validate the performance of the human-rated launch vehicle, orbit module propulsion system and recovery operations.
ISRO is planning to conduct the first Runway Landing Experiment (RLV-LEX) of the Reusable Launch Vehicle from the Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka early next year. This information was given by Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh to the Parliament this month.
Indian start-ups have made their debut with the first private sector company Skyroot Aerospace’s Vikram-S rocket to sub-orbital flight . Pixel’s hyperspectral satellite Shakuntala was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket in April and ISRO’s PSLV in November.
Skyroot Aerospace launched India’s first privately developed rocket in November. It plans to put a client satellite into orbit next year, while Agnikul Cosmos, a start-up on the IIT-Madras campus, also plans its test flight with the highly customizable Agniban rocket.
Many more rocket companies around the world would see their first orbital launches become successful. This would lead to a rocket-themed Game of Thrones, as they could compete for the same set of customers sending satellites into space.