Mars exploration: Search for alien life could be the subsequent step, says ISRO chief. (File Photo)
New Delhi :
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar has mentioned that the subsequent step by way of Mars exploration could be to search for alien life or indicators of life. He additionally mentioned that the badets that might badist human habitation must be investigated.
On way forward for Mars exploration, he mentioned, “The next step would be to search for signs of life and investigate resources that could support human habitation.”
“We need to develop capabilities by solving problems going into deep space also. We need to remain relevant and need to solve issues differently. The world is changing very fast and private entrepreneurs are entering the segment,” he mentioned.
Kumar was talking at an inaugural discuss at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) on Wednesday.
He mentioned that ISRO is at present within the course of to construct reusable launch automobiles. He additionally mentioned that new applied sciences for interplanetary missions can also be within the works.
Kumar mentioned that this has been finished in an effort to cut back the price incurred within the launch of automobiles.
“We are also on the lookout for equipping with capabilities to carry objects in multiple launches than single launches. We want to reduce cost of access and hence are building reusable launch vehicles,” Kumar mentioned.
A 3-day brainstorming session on ‘Vision and Explorations for Planetary Sciences in Decades 2020-2060’ has been organised by PRL to supply a discussion board for planetary researchers and academicians. They can focus on, discover and current the newest tendencies, promote understanding and trade outcomes and opinions within the space of planetary sciences and explorations.
Many newer establishments are establishing an astronomy division of their institutes. One of the IITs has even roped in NASA scientists for his or her astronomy division.
What is Reusable Launch Vehicle?
A reusable launch car or RLV is a launch system supposed to permit for restoration of all or a part of its elements for later reuse. This contrasts with expendable launch methods, the place every launch car is launched as soon as after which discarded. To date, no 100 per cent reusable orbital launch system has ever been created.
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The first main try at a RLV was the NASA developed Space Shuttle.
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Life on Mars: Life on Mars has been a subject of debate among the many researchers, conspiracy theorists and area fans. Conspiracy theorists have repeatedly made claims of presence of alien life on Mars.
Live feed from NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) too has proven suspicious UFO-like objects hovering round a number of instances. However, no strong proof on the presence of alien life has been discovered but.
First Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 01:30 PM