Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has lined up ten crucial space missions for 2024, thee government informed the Rjya Sabha on Thursday. The list of ten missions reportedly include six missions of PSLV, three missions of GSLV and one commercial mission of Launch Vehicle Mark-3 in 2024.
All about the ISRO Missions in 2024
According to the Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh, ISRO has a plan to launch a technology demonstration satellite on the third development flight of its newest launch vehicle SSLV alongside undertaking two unmanned missions under the Gaganyaan programme in a bid to validate the human-rated launch vehicle and the orbital module in actual flight.
Moreover, a multiple sub-orbital missions using a test vehicle are also planned to validate the Gaganyaan Crew Escape System under various abort conditions, the minister said.
The Indian space agency has also lined up two autonomous runway landing experiments of winged body Reusable Launch Vehicle and put in orbit the GSAT 20 communication satellite through a procured launch under a commercial contract by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
The six PSLV missions will launch a space science satellite, an Earth observation satellite, two technology demonstration missions and two commercial missions by NSIL.
The three GSLV missions are to launch a meteorology satellite, a Navigation satellite and a joint NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, while the LVM3 launch is a commercial mission by the NSIL.