By 2035, India hopes to launch its own space station. For this reason, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has offered the business community a strategy. ISRO is working to develop reusable rockets and launch big payloads into orbit. The Next Generation Launch Vehicle is the name given to such a rocket (NGLV) ISRO Chairman S. Somnath stated that the space agency is developing the rocket design and would like to engage with industry in its development.
According to Somnath, the goal is to advance the industry’s development. We don’t have to invest the entire sum. For the benefit of all of us, we want business to invest in developing this rocket. He claimed that a 20-ton payload for low Earth orbit or a 10-ton payload for geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) would be carried by the rocket.
The new rocket, according to a different ISRO official, will be useful as India wants to launch its space station by 2035 and will be capable of carrying out deep space missions, manned space flights, cargo missions, and the simultaneous launch of several communication satellites. But he also has an eye. NGLV is made to be a straightforward, reliable machine for mass manufacturing. This will reduce the cost of space travel.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs), according to Somnath, are built using technology from the 1980s and cannot be utilised to launch rockets in the future. The NGLVs will be designed by ISRO in a year and made available to the industry for manufacture; the maiden launch is anticipated to occur in 2030.
Methane and liquid oxygen or kerosene and liquid oxygen, which would be a semi-cryogenic engine, will power the three-stage NGLV rocket. The NGLV can transport payloads for a cost of $1,900 per kg in reusable form and $3000 per kg in excretory form, according to the design presented by Somnath at a symposium earlier this month.