The space agency of India, ISRO has decided to launch two space missions every month. The coming 16 months shall foresee launch of approximately 31 launches.
“The space agency has a tight schedule ahead, as we are targeting nine launches over the next five months and 22 missions from February to December in 2019, aiming at two per month,” the state-run Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan as reported by NDTV.
“We have also identified 50 satellites that will be launched over the coming three years,” Mr Sivan said on the sidelines of an event here to unveil a statue (bust) of the father of India”s space programme, Vikram Sarabhai, on his 99th birth anniversary.
Next year shall see the launch of GSAT-20 but before that there shall be launching of GSAT-29 and GSAT-11 which are India’s indigenously developed communications satellites, used for digital audio, data and video broadcasting.
ISRO is also planning to commence a student satellite programme next year that shall motivate students to build own satellites and can be launched by ISRO.
The plan also has a setup of 6 incubation centres across the nation to promote the startup sectors in the space category.