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ISRO aims to make space missions debris free by 2030

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-04-2024
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath announced on 16 April 2024 that India aims to achieve debris-free space by 2030.

  • ISRO Chairman S Somanath made this announcement while addressing the 42nd Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) annual meeting in Bengaluru. During this, ISRO Chairman S Somanath said that as far as future space exploration and space utilization is concerned, ISRO has a very clear plan.
  • ISRO Chairman S Somanath is actually also the Secretary of the Department of Space.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath announced:

  • Somanath said it is one of India's intentions or initiatives to ensure that debris-free space missions are conducted so as to ensure the sustainability of space. I would like to make this initiative an announcement today, possibly to be discussed and debated in the coming days.

Debris Free Space Mission:

  • Somanath said the initiative aims to achieve debris-free space missions by 2030 through all Indian space vehicles, including government and non-government. According to ISRO Chairman S Somanath, currently, we have 54 spacecraft in orbit, along with some other non-functional objects.
  • ISRO chief said that we have been taking action there very carefully. Wherever it is possible to dispose of space objects or eliminate their active role upon separation from orbit. Bringing them to a safe place is one of the important topics that we have been dealing with.

ISRO develops lightweight nozzle:

  • ISRO has developed a lightweight nozzle for rocket engines. The space agency said it has achieved a major breakthrough in rocket engine technology with the development of lightweight carbon-carbon (C-C) nozzles for rocket engines, which have increased payload capacity.
  • By using processes such as carbonization and high temperature treatment of green composites, it has designed a nozzle with low density, high specific strength and excellent toughness. It is able to maintain mechanical properties even at elevated temperatures.

Payload capacity of launch vehicles will increase:

  • ISRO's VSSC-developed rocket enhances critical engine parameters. The rocket's advancements will boost the payload capacity of launch vehicles. Thiruvananthapuram-based VSSC developed the nozzle divergent by leveraging advanced materials such as carbon-carbon (C-C) composites.

India will have its own space station by 2035:

  • Regarding India's plan to set up its own space station 'Bharatiya Antriksh Station' by 2035, Somanath said ISRO is working on it.
  • Along with this, Somanath also said that action should be taken to ensure this for all the spacecraft launched by it in future. So that after completing his work he comes out of the class and is also brought to a safe place.


Answer: ISRO aims to achieve debris-free space by 2030.

Answer: India has planned to set up its own space station ‘Bharatiya Antriksh Station' by 2035.

Answer: ISRO Chairman S Somanath is also the Secretary of the Department of Space.
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