Chennai: India and Russia are discussing a variety of cooperation within the area sector with the latter’s supply of its semi-cryogenic engine know-how and important parts for India’s human area capsule, Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO)Chairman Ok. Sivan stated on Sunday.
“We are in discussions with the Russian space agency on various aspects and nothing has been firmed up. What has been finalised is the agreement to train the Indian cosmonauts by Russia for our human space mission Gaganyaan,” Sivan advised IANS in an interview right here.
“Russia is offering its semi-cryogenic rocket engine technology to India under the `Make-in-India’ programme. The rocket engines could be made in India and used in our rockets,” Sivan stated.
In a not too long ago assertion, Russian state-run area company Roscosmos stated the 2 nations will talk about cooperation within the sphere of piloted area flights, satellite tv for pc navigation and engine know-how.
Sivan additionally stated the 2 nations are additionally discussing the organising of floor stations in one another’s nations to reinforce the accuracy of their satellite tv for pc navigation indicators.
“We want to set up our ground station for our NavIC system in Russia. Russia, in turn, wants to set up a ground station in India for its satellite navigation system. The Russian ground station will be in Bengaluru while ours is likely to be in Moscow,” Sivan stated.
Queried concerning the sourcing of essential parts for India’s human area mission ‘Gaganyaan’ from Russia, Sivan replied: “The discussions are on. Nothing has been finalised. We have to see whether we need to buy their components. The components have to be suitable for us.”
Sivan additionally stated the ISRO’s focus presently is on India’s moon touchdown mission Chandrayaan-2.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is now within the lunar orbit and ISRO must perform three extra orbital manoeuvres to carry it to an altitude of 100 km from the moon floor.
Thereafter, the lander ‘Vikram’ will separate and can gentle land on the moon’s South Pole on September 7 round 1.55 a.m.