Source : http://newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IE...nd~man~to~spaceNEW DELHI: India may be sending a manned mission to space. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed the possibility at a meeting here on Tuesday with the chairmen of the Space Commission and the Atomic Energy Commission.
Manmohan Singh, an official statement on Wednesday said he reviewed India's space and atomic energy programmes with the scientists.
The possibility of the Department of Space developing a manned space programme was also discussed.
The department's other plans, including upcoming launch missions, a profile of missions proposed up to 2013, the project for developing a regional navigational system as well as futuristic plans covering air-breathing propulsion systems, heavy lift launches and advanced communication technologies came up for review.
The presentation on nuclear power focussed on the scenario for its development, on the cost effectiveness and environmental sustainability of nuclear power, on the three stage nuclear programme and the approach of the Department of Atomic Energy.
An introduction to advanced technologies under development for meeting India's energy needs was also provided, the statement said.
The imperative to offer attractive career incentives for scientists in the space and atomic energy programmes was underlined by the Prime Minister.
Regional navigation system > gagan
air-breathing propultion > for avtar with the russians.
heavy lift launches > RLV
three stage nuke power > first stage done , second stage to be operational from 500Mw kalpakkam third stafe to follow the continous use of thorium as France does.
besides Cartosat 2 is set to launch in this year last and GSLV to follow next year middle.
guys i hope i'm not offending anyone with articles? if so let me know
cartosat 2 for IRs remote sensing satellite which repeteadly many websites including nasa and FAs says one of best in world and can read cars backplate number.