India Plans To Launch Own Space Station

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan said on Thursday that India is planning to launch its own space station.

India is targeting 2030 as the date to launch a 20 tonne space station.

Sivan said that there will be no collaboration with any other country for this project. This will be an extension of the Gaganyaan Mission.

A budget of Rs. 10,000 crore has already been cleared by the central government for the Gaganyaan mission.

Mr Sivan told media, “We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of the human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station.”

Currently, ISRO’s focus is on India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, which is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1.

Chandrayaan-2 will take off on July 15.  

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