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Reusable space vehicle
Since the dawn of the space age heralded by the historic launch of Soviet Sputnik way back in October 1957, there has been a growing focus on not only reducing the cost of access to space but also making space journey a routine affair. For one, the once only used, expendable space boosters currently deployed for orbital missions
Hypersonic weapons
Most militaries are now focusing on hitting a target with a missile or autonomous weapon anywhere in the world in less than an hour which is steadily encouraging the development of hypersonic weapon that can decimate a target with high level of precision as well. Both the US and China are getting into a race for developing such weapon
Critical role of satellites
For more than a decade now, the passionately deliberated proposal for the creation of a tri service Indian aerospace command, has been in the limelight with the eight decades plus old Indian Air Force (IAF) stridently articulating the need for such a formidable military structure fully well supported by a string satellites meant for a variety of end uses.
Aerospace command
The rationale for an Aerospace Command was succinctly articulated by the doyen of strategic thinkers in military uniform, a Vir Chakra recipient, the late Air Commodore Jasjit Singh. He had written in his call for military synergy: A century of air power has progressively shifted the equation where the air forces have provided the central capability in the use of force for political purpose.
Tracking space debris
In a striking technological achievement, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which has achieved the distinction of pulling off of a successful Indian space story on a shoe string budget, has developed a high end multi object tracking radar(MOTR) that can track space debris, which, in recent years, has become a major threat to orbiting satellites and space missions.
Space communications
Indian defence forces, as part of the strategy to boost operational efficiency and combat fitness at all levels, are looking at acquiring state of the art communications systems that are secure, robust and reliable. In fact, the massive intelligence failure suffered by the Indian defence forces during and before the 1999 short lived Kargil conflict with Pakistan did bring home the paramount importance of a robust and versatile communications system to stay at the winning edge of the war.
Challenges for DPSUs
Indian aerospace industry is yet tightly compartmentalized in the commercial/scientific extremely heartwarming exertions of the Indian Space Research Organisation and the military/defence activities of the Defence Research and Development Organisation which has produced the entire range of several families of missiles
Space exploration
The quest to explore the unknown has remained an integral part of the human spirit down the centuries. In fact, the space age heralded by the launch of Soviet Sputnik in 1957 stands out as a sterling tribute to the human vision to look beyond the spaceship earth to sustain human presence in the final frontiers. But then the space exploration continues
India's space mission
The successful insertion of India’s first interplanetary probe, Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) into its final orbit around the Red Planet recently following a series of complex and challenging operations, has opened up a new, scintillating chapter in the exciting space history of India. Verily, India has accomplished the distinction of becoming the
Mars mission success
India has created a splendid space history with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully inserting the Rs 4500-million Indian Mars Orbiter spacecraft into its final orbit around the Red Planet on the morning of September 24th, 2014. It was indeed a space dream come true for India. With this spectacular achievement