ISRO plans man-mission to space

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Sriharikota, Jul 12: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plan to put two Indians in space orbit.

ISRO also revealed the plan to launch more satellites in 2010. ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan told the space agency has laid the road map to put two humans in orbit for seven days.

On Monday, Jul 12, ISRO successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) roket and placed five satellites, including the advanced high resolution cartography satellite Cartosat 2B, in orbit.

"We will launch GSat-5, a communication satellite, using GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket. The other launch will be Resourscesat-2, a remote sensing satellite, using the rocket PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)," said K Radhakrishnan, ISRO chairman.

The officials reported that ISRO have all the sub-systems to assemble the PSLV rocket and the next launch will be in last week of Sep 2010 or in the first week of Oct 2010.

"For manned mission we have to have the orbital capsule-module to carry the humans - life support systems and escape systems for the astronauts in case of an emergency. The systems are being designed and the concept has been reviewed," said S Ramakrishnan, the director of the ISRO"s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre.

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