The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) ambitious third Moon mission, Lander Module (LM) of Chandrayaan 3, is all set to land on the lunar surface today evening. Scientists are awaiting the soft landing, which would mark the success of the ISRO Chandrayaan-3 Mission. The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft comprises a propulsion module (weighing 2,148 kg), a lander (1,723.89 kg), and a rover (26 kg).
The Union Cabinet approved Indian Space Policy 2023, which will aim to enhance the role of the Department of Space, boost activities of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation.) The new policy missions and give a larger participation of research, academia, startups, and industry. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a decision to open the space sector for private participation." said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
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To encourage private players in the space sector, a non-disclosure agreement has been signed between Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd and the ISRO on December 3. Reports suggest that the contract would provide the Chennai-based rocket company with all necessary access to ISRO's facilities and technical expertise for future projects. Agnikul is a start-up located within the campus of IIT Madras. Interestingly, this is the first agreement signed after… read-more
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