India Will Build Its Own Space Station: ISRO Chief

New Delhi: India has plans to have its own space station in the next 20 to 25 years, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath on Friday.

During an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), the ISRO chief said The timeline for this space station project spans the next 20 to 25 years.

“We will be definitely looking at manned exploration, a human spaceflight for a longer duration, space exercise there in our agenda,” Somanath said when asked about India’s plans for a space station.

The initial plan for this Space Station project was put up in 2019. The project got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing the project deadlines further.

After the Gaganyaan mission,  ISRO plans to send a manned mission to the Moon and then will come the Space Station.

India’s Space Station will be smaller in size in comparison to the International Space Station (ISS).

Currently, the ISS is the only Space Station, flying 400 km above the earth’s surface. It was launched in 1998 in partnership with the US, Russia, Japan, Canada and European countries.

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