The industrialisation of space activities is gaining momentum in India.
The space station will be a 20-tonne modular abode, that can be built and used independently in different systems.
Chandrayaan 2 launch: ISRO successfully injects rocket into orbit, moon landing scheduled for 7 September
Chandrayaan 2 is India's second moon mission that will attempt a soft landing on the moon in 47 days.
When it comes to ISRO, everyone focuses on cost, but this comparison is pointless on several grounds.
Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to make a soft landing in a region 600 kilometres away from the lunar South pole.
Chandrayaan-2 is expected to launch between 9-16 July, with an expected Moon landing on 6 September.
Chandrayaan-2 is the ISRO's first mission with a planned lander & rover on the lunar surface.
The rocket used for the Chandrayaan-2 mission towards the moon will be the GSLV Mk-III rocket.
ISRO's tender notice share details on two rocket stages of Gaganyaan launch vehicle- GSLV Mk III
2019 will also see discussions & partnerships with other space agencies around human spaceflight.
The crucial test was conducted on 11 October for 25 seconds at the space agency's propulsion complex.
GSLV Mk III, the three-stage heavy lift launch vehicle, will be used to launch Gaganyaan.
ISRO wants to collaborate with multiple state-run scientific institutions, academia, and start-ups.
The astronaut will be 300-400 km above the earth and the GSLV-Mk III will be used for the mission.
Nod for the continuation of GSLV-III programme will give India the capability to launch big satellites
The GSLV Mk-III has been developed towards achieving indigenous launch capability to launch 4-tonne class of satellites.
ISRO officials said the mass of communication satellites is also coming down and hence India may not need a heavy-lift rocket.
The "Bahubali" or "fat boy" of Indian rockets - GSLV Mk III - weighs several tonnes more than some of the other expendable rockets in the world but its carrying capacity is far less.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched country's heaviest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III
India launched a satellite using its most powerful rocket on Monday, improving its prospects of a manned mission.
The nation is proud of ISRO's achievement of successfully launching GSLV-Mk III, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.