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India Will Develop a Space Station After Govt. Permission, ISRO Has Capabilities

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ISS (International Space Station), Credit: NASA
There’re many Indian space lovers who usually think, “That will be a proud moment when India will be a member/contributor on the ISS (International Space Station, USA).” 
Recently, ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar said that the country has the potential to develop a space station, an idea which needs a long-term approach and an ambitious planning.

“We have all the capabilities to set up a space station. The day the country takes the decision, we will ‘ok’ the project. Just draw a policy and provide us necessary funds and time,” Kumar said, while attend the foundation day ceremony of Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) in Indore.

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“We still talk about what would be the immediate benefits of a manned space mission. That is why the country hasn’t made up its mind about when to invest in a space station,” he said. A long-term thinking was needed for setting up a space station, he said, adding “the sooner the better.”

Kumar said ISRO was also mulling tying up with the industry to enhance the country’s satellite launching capability.
Many more satellites were needed to keep a tab on the land and weather conditions and to enhance the communication network, he said.
This would be possible with increase in the number of satellite launches, for which the country needed to enhance the basic infrastructure and reduce the cost of equipment, he added.
The number of companies manufacturing small satellites has gone up across the world, but these companies could not launch them, therefore this area had immense commercial potential and India could tap it by enhancing the launch facilities, the ISRO chief said.
Till now total three space stations are orbiting outside, One of them is ISS, rest of two are from China. Our good wishes are with ISRO, happy to see another space station from India soon. We’re proud to be Indian. 
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