Government transfers ₹10,900 cr to ISRO to launch 40 satellites in upcoming years

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan has said that the Union Government has allocated 10,900 crore rupees for the development of 40 satellite launch vehicles in the upcoming four years. Dr K Sivan was delivering the graduation Day lecture at the historic St Joseph’s College, Trichy, Tamilnadu, which is gracing its 175th anniversary.

Dr Sivan added: ‘Chandrayan Mission’ will be launched within a span of three months, this means it will land in one part of the Moon which is yet to be explored. He said adding that the human spaceflight Gaganyaan is planned to be launched by the year 2022, which comes on the 75th anniversary of Independence.

K Sivan, ISRO Chief (Credits: The Wire)

He further said that as a part of the huge celebrations, Space Technology Incubation Centres will be established in different parts of the country, including Trichy.

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According to a March 2018 report, India ranks 109th globally in internet services. Though the country’s wired broadband speed is moderate, it is still low as compared to countries that provide blazing fast internet. However, according to ISRO Chief K Sivan, who claims India will soon get access to a lightning 100 Gbps internet across all the states.

Speaking at a convocation ceremony, ISRO Chief K Sivan said high-speed Internet connectivity is likely to happen soon for all Indians to enjoy the fastest internet experience. The reason behind the fastest services is the launch of three new GSAT communication satellites within this year.

“India has the world’s second largest Internet user base,” K Sivan was quoted as saying. “But, our present broadband speed is 76th in the world. ISRO has already launched GSAT-19 in June 2017. This year, ISRO will launch GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 and early next year, GSAT-20 will be launched.”

According to the ISRO chief, when all these GSAT-11, GSAT-20 and G-SAT 29 satellites are together they will provide more than 100 Gbps high bandwidth connectivity across the country.

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