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ISRO Missions 2023 : Space start-up likely to boom

In 2023, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will shift its emphasis to science investigations with dedicated missions to the Sun and the Moon, Aditya and Chandrayaan-3 respectively), even as the young start-up industry is expected to boom in the space applications sector

The space industry achieved some significant milestones in 2022, with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) awarding a ₹860-crore contract to the space conglomerate made up of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the commercial development of the following five Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs).

With Skyroot Aerospace's Vikram-S rocket, the first suborbital launch by a commercial enterprise, and the launches of Pixxel's hyperspectral satellites Shakuntala and Anand on SpaceX's Falcon-9 and ISRO's PSLV, respectively, in April and November, Indian start-ups made their presence known.

The Gaganyaan project, India's first human space flight, will conduct a number of experiments in 2023. The first unmanned mission, which is scheduled for the year's final quarter, will test the effectiveness of the project's human-rated launch vehicle, orbital module propulsion system, and recovery procedures.

The maiden runway landing experiment (RLV-LEX) of the reusable launch vehicle will also be conducted by ISRO early in 2023 at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told Parliament earlier in December

Edited By : Ragul Senthil

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