ISRO’s footprint for 2022 – money and missions, Chandrayaan- 3 to Gaganyaan
Feb 11, 2022
The government has recently announced that the Department of Space (DoS) is planning for 19 missions for the year 2022.
During 2022, ISRO would be undertaking eight Launch Vehicle Missions, seven Spacecraft Missions, and four Technology Demonstrator Missions.
The launch calendar for the first quarter of 2022 includes the RICAT-1A satellite to be launched using PSLV C5-2 rocket
And this would be followed PSLV C-53 during the month of March, which would carry the OCEANSAT-3 and INS 2B ANAND (launched by a start-up Pixxel India) satellites.
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During April 2022, ISRO is planning the mission called SSLV-D1 Micro SAT.
Actually, this SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle) launch has been much awaited for commercial reasons.
For 2022, two other major missions of interest include Chandrayaan- 3 and the Gaganyaan Mission.
There is clarity about Chandrayaan-3, which is expected to start its Moon journey during August 2022.
However, the human mission to space is not expected to happen in the near future and ISRO is expected to follow a step-by-step approach towards fulfilling this dream.
The 2022-23 budget earmarks Rs 13,700 crore for the Department of Space (DoS).
For the 2021-22 fiscal, the revised estimates indicate the figure of Rs 12,642 crore