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Senior Aerospace Scientist S Somanath Becomes New ISRO Chairman

Senior aerospace scientist S Somanath has been appointed as the new chairman and space secretary of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO). The centre on Wednesday appointed him as the secretary of the Space Department and the chairman of the Space Commission. The appointment is for a duration of three years. Usually, the post of the Chairman, Secretary and Space commission Chief is held by a person in ISRO. ROCKET SCIENTIST S. SOMANATH IS ISRO'S NEW CHAIRMAN The top agenda at this point for Somanath is the inclusion of space sector reforms involving hand-holding of the private sector and start-ups in order to assist them in emerging as the key parameters. He stated that the Indian space is a Rs 16,000 crore economy and should grow to a Rs 60,000 crore economy. He says t...

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Gaganyaan 2023: All You Should Know About India’s First Manned Space Mission

On Thursday, Science & Technology Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, revealed about Gaganyaan. He said that India is going to launch its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” in 2023. In Rajya Sabha assembly, the minister answered upon asking about the same. He stated that our nation’s first human space mission will reach the outer space in 2023. This will be a huge accomplishment, as India will join US, Russia and China in the list of launching human spaceflight. India would be the fourth nation to do so. Before this, two crewed space flights will be launched, first is scheduled during the mid of 2022. And other one has been scheduled for the end of 2022. Both of these space flights would be launched as test vehicle flight for the validation of Crew Escape System performance. "T...

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