ISRO and the spirit within: how it's taking the place to compete NASA by extending its boundaries in space exploration?

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Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] has been a spot of pride for India for many years. Although, India was late enough to start a full-fledged & back to back launches every year.

After its establishment in 1969, it began its operations steady and building the base strongly. Some amazing scientists like Vikram Sarabhai, Homi Bhabha, Satish Dhawan, Abdul Kalam, etc are responsible behind the massive and successful form of ISRO we see today.

From its first-ever satellite "Aryabhatt", Rakesh Sharma [the first Indian in space], Chandrayaan, Mangal Yaan and most recent A-SAT [anti satellite missile] are some of the massive milestones achieved by ISRO since its establishment.

Today ISRO is one of the most successful space organisations globally holding the track record of least failures. It's noteworthy that India owns a certain organisation associated with space operations that has nearly zero failure record.

And in recent years too, it has gained speed in producing end number of satellites contributing to several sectors, exploring space and most importantly developing the launch vehicles.

launch vehicles
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India may be still a bit far from becoming a global superpower but ISRO is way ahead and has proved its potential to become a space superpower.

And the credit goes to the founders of ISRO and their long term vision which enabled ISRO to stand on such high pedestal.

There's also a quality in the organisation which resembles the same as in the general Indian public. And that's the expenses. Yaa ISRO anyhow tries to minimise its expenses every time whether it delays the project.

But while decreasing the costs the quality is also not compromised. They tend to build up the best and that too at the lowest cost as possible.

And that's probably the secret of the success story of ISRO that it has proven itself as the most reliable space organisation in the word.

Till now ISRO has achieved several milestones in the missions among which almost all limited till Earth & its natural satellite Moon and the Mangal Yaan too!!!

But now ISRO has planned to get widened the aperture of its lens and focus on several pathbreaking missions which have a potential in them to contribute more in the space technology.

Introducing the world with its next 10 year plans ISRO majorly focussed to just break all the pre-conceived boundaries. It's now aiming big and to go interplanetary.

ISRO has declared the long list of missions as follows:

  1. XPoSat telescope in 2020 [will study cosmic radiations]
  2. Aditya L1 to Sun  in 2021 [will study Sun & predict the climate change on Earth]
  3. Mars mission-2 in 2022 [orbital probe to Mars]
  4. Venus mission in 2023 [will study the fellow planet deeply]
  5. Chandrayaan 3 in 2024 [will explore more on Moon]
  6. Exoworlds in 2028 [will explore outside the solar system]
It would be very very interesting as well as a proud moment for this new India to witness these breathtaking achievements in future.

ISRO launch
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