New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is trying its hands on making the best out of the waste. The space agency is working on a technology with the help of which the last stage of the PSLV rockets could be used for space experiments, a leading daily reported. Also Read - Mission Mangal Box Office Collection Day 11: Akshay Kumar's Film Beats Kesari, Mints Rs 164.61 Crore
The PSLV C44 rocket would be launched in January, and at the same time, the ISRO would demonstrate the technology it is currently working on. Also Read - Mission Mangal Box Office Collection Day 6: Vidya Balan-Akshay Kumar's Movie to Beat Kesari, Mints Rs 114.39 Crores
ISRO chairman K Sivan told TOI that the use of “dead” last stage of PSLV will cut down costs incurred on performing experiments in space. He said, “Normally, the last stage of a PSLV rocket after releasing the primary satellite in space becomes dead and categorised as debris. It remains in the same orbit as that of the released satellite. Now, we are working in a new technology where we will give life to this “dead” last stage of PSLV, also called PS4 stage, for six months after its launch. This rocket stage will double up as a satellite. This will be the most cost-effective way to perform experiments in space as we don’t have to launch a separate rocket for the purpose.” Also Read - APJ Abdul Kalam's Death Anniversary: Twitter Fondly Remembers Missile Man Through His Famous Quotes
Sivan added that India is the first country to be working on this new technology.