2 Days After Space Station News, ISRO Calls For ‘docking Experiments’ On PSLV Stage-4


Just two days after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Sivan K announced India is looking to have its own Space Station, the space agency has called for proposals of experiments, including docking—a key technology for space station establishment and functioning—to be carried out on an orbital platform (PS4-OP).

The PS4 is the last stage of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, which until now used to go waste after putting the spacecraft into the desired orbit. ISRO, in the last two attempts tried to keep PS4 alive in space, and was successful. As the next step, it has now called for experiments from national and international institutions. The experiments will cover six areas, including space docking.

“The PS4-Orbital Platform (PS4-OP) refers to a novel idea formulated by ISRO to use the spent PS4 stage (fourth stage of PSLV) to carry out in-orbit scientific experiments for an extended duration of one to six months. Read More

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