http://hillaryaugustine.com/?source=post_stats_page--------------------------- Why in news? http://bookbert.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://bookbert.com//wp-admin/admin.php ISRO likely to push Venus mission ‘Shukrayaan I’ to 2031 as organisation was yet to receive approval from the Union government
- ISRO’s Venus mission, Shukrayaan I, was expected to be launched in December 2024
- ISRO commenced preliminary studies after the Department of Space received a 23% increase in the 2017-18 Budget after 5 years of review
- Optimal launch windows from earth to Venus occur once around every 19 months and ISRO has “back-up” launch dates in 2026 and 2028, if it missess the 2024 opportunity.
- Meanwhile, U.S. and the European space agencies had Venus missions planned for 2031 referring to VERITAS and EnVision, respectively
- It is a planned orbiter to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation
- Mission duration Planned : 4 years
- Rocket: GSLV Mark II
- Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre
- payload mass : 100 kg
- Spacecraft component: Aerobot balloon
- Scientific payloads currently include a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar and a ground-penetrating radar.
- Mission is expected to study Venus’s geological and volcanic activity, emissions on the ground, wind speed, cloud cover, and other planetary characteristics from an elliptical orbit.