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The Future of ISRO: upcoming projects using AI, sending humans to space & more

The Future of ISRO: upcoming projects using AI, sending humans to space & more

'By December 2021, India Will Send Man to Space': ISRO Chief K Sivan recently talks About Future Missions. He has also asserted that though ISRO's plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' module on the lunar surface did not go as per the script, this will have no bearing on the 'Gaganyaan' mission.

India is making rapid progress in the arena of technology and science. Gone are those days when India was satirically referred to as the land of "Snake Charmers." In recent times, native Indian rockets as high as multi-storied buildings that are seen roaring in skies piggybacking bulky satellites. This clearly indicates that the Indian space program is now absolutely self-reliant and completely prepared to explore the dark secrets of the universe. After the first moon landing mission called Chandrayaan-2, ISRO is not sitting idle. In fact, ISRO or The Indian Space Research Organization will not have time to rest as they are busy preparing for their next schedule. The best part is the usage of artificial intelligence in the Chandrayaan 2 project. As ISRO has used the human robots and AI method, this is why they were expecting the success.

As India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, is poised to make a soft landing on the southern surface of the moon, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rover of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has played a significant role in this mission's success. The AI-powered Pragyan rover can easily communicate only with the Lander contains the piece of motion technology developed by IIT-Kanpur researchers, which will assist the rover manoeuvre on the surface of the moon and aid in landing. The algorithm used by AI will support the rover trace water and other minerals on the lunar surface, and also send pictures for research and examination.

An overview of ISRO’s next projects using Artificial Intelligence

Other AI systems are going to help each and every astronomer to recognize various possible gravitational lenses, which play a very important role in connection with research into dark matter. AI’s skill and capability to sift through humongous amounts of data and find correlations helps in intelligently analyzing that data. ESA’s ENVISAT produced around 400 terabytes of data every year. On the other hand, the astronomers’ approximation that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope situated in both the South Africa’s Karoo region and Western Australia’s Murchison Shire will produce 35,000-DVDs-worth of data every second, equivalent to data and information that the internet produces daily. How would such mountains of data be analyzed if it's not for AI?

BY 2021 India will send a man to space- ISRO

Stating Chandrayaan-2's orbiter will offer you the data for seven and half years, he said all technologies of the moon mission have simply proved precise except for the soft landing. "Is not it a success?" ISRO chief K Sivan asked. Though one project has failed, ISRO is all set to come up with amazing projects using AI, which will surely surprise the country. They have claimed that by December 2021, they will surely have their first unmanned mission of the human spaceplane. The second unmanned human space plane, which they target for July 2021, Sivan said, addressing the eighth convocation of IIT, Bhubaneswar.

One of the biggest claims he has done is that by December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket. With that, the human robot is going to be a major part in their projects too. Therefore they are working on a new target by discovering new features of Artificial Intelligence. According to a few sources, they have started experimenting with the human robot with the help of AI. A lot of people out there think that as the Chandrayan mission has failed, ISRO will not be able to make some of the impactful projects. But according to ISRO, they will again take a chance to send the human robots through Artificial Intelligence to Mars or Moon. As they are going to start their upcoming projects, they will take a great care on the human robots so that they can create history by sending AI robot to space.

April 2020 (estimated): Aditya-L1 mission

The Aditya-L1 mission is mainly ISRO's first planned probe to study the Sun's corona and its atmosphere. The corona is considered as the outer layer of the Sun, and that extends thousands of km above the visible disc around it.

December 2021/January 2022: Gaganyaan mission

Along with the Aditya-L1 mission, India will attempt to send the astronauts to space on a spacecraft called the2 'Gaganyaan' by 2022. The mission will surely make India only the fourth nation in the world to achieve the feat if successful, he added as they will send human robots to space. At Rs 10,000 crore, Gaganyaan will be slated as India's biggest, boldest space mission so far.

AI robot launches new era of space travel

Along with ISRO, there are lots of organizations that use AI and human robot to create some new technology. In recent times, CIMON, the AI-powered robot, launches a new era in space travel. German Aerospace Center DLR and IBM are actually preparing for the future of spaceflight with CIMON. They are nowadays using the ISS as the test bed to prove the idea and technologies for an AI robot, which could be utilized on deep space missions. Also, they are already preparing for missions where we’ll send humans to Mars and beyond.

Once they reach that certain point, communicating with and getting answers from the ground becomes problematic; this can take 30 minutes to get the answer to a simple question only because of distance. That’s where people think an AI-powered assistant running on an on-board cloud server could support these future missions. Eventually they have tested CIMON and then they have explored that Artificial Intelligence is going to make the organization successful as they are going to do great work on something which sometimes seems a little bit close to science fiction.

Author Biography.

James Grills
James Grills

James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of Android application development, Artificial Intelligence Development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor - currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a Mobile App Development company in Bangalore.

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