“We are in talks with the Russian space agency on various aspects,” ISRO chief Ok Sivan mentioned.
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 Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Ok. Sivan mentioned on Sunday.
“We are in talks 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,” Mr Sivan informed IANS in an interview.
“Russia is offering its semi-cryogenic rocket engine technology to India under the “Make-in-India’ programme. The rocket engines may very well be made in India and utilized in our rockets,” Mr Sivan mentioned.
Russia’s state-run area company Roscosmos had mentioned that the 2 international locations will focus on cooperation within the sphere of piloted area flights, satellite tv for pc navigation and engine know-how.
Mr Sivan additionally mentioned the 2 international locations are additionally discussing the organising of floor stations in one another’s international locations to boost the accuracy of their satellite tv for pc navigation indicators.
“We need to arrange our floor station for our NavIC system in Russia. Russia, in flip, desires to arrange a floor station in India for its satellite tv for pc navigation system. The Russian floor station will probably be in Bengaluru whereas ours is prone to be in Moscow,” Mr Sivan mentioned.
Requested in regards to the sourcing of important parts for India’s human area mission ‘Gaganyaan’ from Russia, Sivan replied: “The discussions are on. Nothing has been finalised. We now have to see whether or not we have to purchase their parts. The parts should be appropriate for us.”
Mr Sivan additionally mentioned the ISRO’s focus at present 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 deliver it to an altitude of 100 km from the moon floor. Thereafter, the lander ‘Vikram’ will separate and can tender land on the moon’s South Pole on September 7 round 1.55 a.m.
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