India has always carried a good reputation for itself as the best country in terms of Science & Technology, Space Exploration. In a sensational development, the Indian Space agency is geared up to fly its first ever small rocket in the space by next year.
“The small rocket will have a carrying capacity of 500-600 kg and it will be launched from the existing rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh,” ISRO chairman K.Sivan added in a statement.
“The developmental work for our small rocket that can carry satellites weighing around 500 kg is on. The first flight of the small rocket is expected to happen sometime next year,” he told IANS.
He added that the small rocket will be launched from the current rocket port at Sriharikota, located in Andhra Pradesh. In a recent interaction with IANS in Bengaluru, S Rakesh who is a chairman-cum-managing director, Antrix Corporation said the cost-effective small rocket needs a launch pad with a simple vertical launch mechanism.
“Though SSLV will be initially launched from our rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, we want to have a separate spaceport for it later,” Mr Rakesh had said.
Indian Space Research Organisation is accessing the various proposals for its lithium-ion battery technology and will come to a conclusion by this month’s end. “In a month or so the first level of the screen of the proposals will be over,” Mr Sivan said. It is learnt that over 130 companies stepped forward to show some interest in the Indian space agency’s lithium-ion cell technology.
The lithium-ion battery is the most effective and the dominant battery system finding applications for different needs including mobile phones, laptops, cameras and several other portable consumer gadgets apart from industrial applications and aerospace.