Wow! ISRO to build SPACE STATION after Chandrayaan-3 mission success

ISRO Chairman S. Somanath reveals about the agency's plans, which include the construction of a space station and long-duration human spaceflight after Chandrayaan-3 success.

| Updated on: Oct 07 2023, 12:07 IST
Mangalyaan-2 mission: ISRO is gunning for 2nd Mars mission after Chandrayaan-3 mission success
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1/5 Way back in 2013, ISRO launched the Mars orbiter mission and in 2014 it successfully entered the orbit of the red planet making it one of the biggest achievements for the Indian space agency. (Pixabay)
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2/5 Now after 9 years, ISRO is planning a second Mars orbiter mission informally known as Mangalyaan-2 with greater objectives that will reveal more mysteries about the planet. (NASA)
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3/5 According to reports, the spacecraft will be equipped with four payloads which include a Mars Orbit Dust Experiment (MODEX), a Radio Occultation (RO) experiment, an Energetic Ion Spectrometer (EIS) and a Langmuir Probe and an Electric Field Experiment (LPEX). (NASA)
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4/5 These four payloads will be studying the atmosphere, environment and the interplanetary dust of Mars. Collecting the data is essential to have a better understanding of its formation and habitability. However, ISRO has yet to share the details about the Mangalyaan-2 mission. (Pixabay)
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5/5 The Mangalyaan-2 mission's MODEX payload will study the movement of substances in the high-altitude regions of Mars, the RO instrument will study the atmosphere, the EIS will study solar energy particles and the LPEX instrument will study electron number density, electron temperature, and electric field waves.  (NASA)
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Apart from space station, ISRO is also considering manned exploration and long-duration human spaceflight as part of its future agenda. (ISRO)

India is an unstoppable journey of space exploration. After the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO has been talking about multiple space exploration programs including Gaganyan and Shukrayaan. ISRO's solar mission Aditya L-1also launched successfully and is on its way to Lagrange 1 point.

After all these, ISRO is planning take next big step in the field of space exploration.

Recently, in an interview with CGTN, ISRO Chairman S. Somanath revealed the agency's amazing plans, which include the construction of a space station and long-duration human spaceflight.

Somanath emphasized ISRO's commitment to exploring the vast potential of space science and its economic benefits. "We are looking at all the possibilities after the success of the Moon mission," Somanath said. "We are looking at what kind of science you can do. We are looking at how the space station can become beneficial for the Indian space economy."


The Chandrayaan-3 mission, launched on July 14, achieved a significant milestone when the Vikram lander and Pragyan Rover successfully accomplished their objectives on the moon's surface on August 23. This achievement has not only bolstered India's space ambitions but also opened up new possibilities for future missions.

ISRO Goals

One of ISRO's primary goals is to develop human spaceflight capabilities through the Gaganyaan program. This mission aims to send astronauts into space. If successful, it will mark a significant step towards the construction of a space station. Somanath explained, "We have a plan that in the near future we must start building a Space Station and start with robotic operation."

He noted that while India currently lacks manned flight capability, work is underway, and the Gaganyaan program is a key step in achieving it. The goal is to establish a Space Station in the next 20-25 years, following the successful development of human spaceflight capabilities.

Apart from this, ISRO is also planning for manned exploration and long-duration human spaceflight in future.

The successful completion of the Chandrayaan-3 mission has demonstrated ISRO's ability to execute complex missions with precision and efficiency. This success has instilled confidence in the organization, paving the way for more ambitious projects in the future.

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First Published Date: 07 Oct, 12:07 IST