After the thriving single-shot launch of 104 nano-satellites, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is currently eyeing on the exploration of Mars and Venus. T Its success in putting the most number of spaceships in orbit has truly stunned the global space industry, and the leading space research agencies, across the world, are looking forward to work with the India-based space firm. In a similar proposal, the European Space Agency has asked ISRO to join forces for its upcoming space missions.
Now, after seeing ISRO’s most forward-looking effort to take the lead in the global space industry, ESA’s Senior Scientific Advisor Mark McCaughrean has revealed about ESA’s new strategy to ask Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for further collaboration in its approaching space missions.
On his first official visit to India, ESA’s Senior Scientific Advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration – which is accountable for transmitting the scientific aftermaths from ESA’s astronomy and renowned astrophysicist Mark McCaughrean said that, “ESA is looking forward for further teamwork with ISRO for accomplishing a number of space missions, including its trip to Jupiter and its three icy moons – Ganymede, Callisto and Europa as well putting a spaceship into the orbit of Mercury.
Now, in this context, both noted personalities of ESA, during their first visit to India, had an informal discussion with the former chairman of ISRO – UR Rao at Bangalore. As the current chairperson of ISRO – AS Kiran Kumar was busy at a meeting in Delhi; the international conference was attained by ISRO ex-chairman.
Currently, the European Space Agency (ESA) is uncompromisingly working on its Gaia satellite mission, which is being operated through its multi-dimensional space probe. The primary aim of the mission is to map billions of stars, located in Earth’s local Galaxy – Milky Way Galaxy. However, in another side, ESA is also gearing up for more 15 space missions in coming years, including trips to Bepe Colombo to Mercury in 2018 and JUICE to Jupiter in 2022. Moreover, the agency is also planning to conduct a deeper exploration mission of two most mysterious celestial factors that have kept on awing the global scientific sector – “dark matter and dark energy”.
The ESA – a partnership of 22 European nations is also collaborating with ISRO for its Chandrayaan-1 mission to Moon.