ISRO Upcoming Missions: After missions to the Moon and Mars, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now eyeing the planet Venus. Along with this, there is also a plan to explore the dark side of the Moon with the help of Japan. Making a presentation on ISRO’s future missions on Sunday (November 6) at Akash Tatva Sammelan held in Dehradun, Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory Director Anil Bhardwaj said the space agency also plans to send a probe to Mars…
Anil Bhardwaj said that he is in talks with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to send a lunar rover to explore the permanent shadow region of the Moon. As per initial plans, an ISRO-built lunar lander and rover will be put into orbit by a Japanese rocket with a planned landing near the Moon’s South Pole. “The rover will then travel to the Moon’s permanent shadow region, where sunlight is never visible,” Bharadwaj said.
What is Aditya L-1 mission?
He said that the exploration of this area was interesting because what is left in the PSR region was like living in deep freeze from time immemorial. Bhardwaj said that Aditya L-1 will be a unique mission in which a 400 kg class satellite carrying a payload will be placed in an orbit around the Sun in such a way that it can continuously observe the star from a point called Lagrange Point L-1. . The orbit will be located 1.5 million kilometers from Earth and will try to understand coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, and coronal mass ejections, flares and the onset of near-Earth space weather.
Have an eye on the planet, Venus, too
Bhardwaj said that the Aditya L-1 and Chandrayaan-3 missions will be taken up on a priority basis early next year and there is a possibility of a mission to Venus followed by a mission to the Moon with JAXA. The success of the lunar rover on Chandrayaan-3 was significant as it will be used again in the mission with JAXA.