The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to set up a space platform
in the next 25-20 years, its chairman G Madhavan Nair said.
was speaking at the DEI deemed university, Dayalbagh on ISRO programmes for the
a space platform would help bring back a capsule safely to earth. Normally the
capsule is either damaged or destroyed.
reclaiming it safely, the capsule could be used again, he said. The platform can
also be used to send rockets with a range of 100-150 km, he added.
ISRO chairman said the Chandrayan I satellite mission would be
launched by March next year. The satellite would be prospecting for minerals orbiting
the moon some ten km away from its surface.