By 2019, India will be a country of over 3.5 billion people.
This number includes India’s largest state of Haryana and the vast areas of neighbouring states.
It also includes the state of Assam, which is currently home to around two-thirds of the population.
As a nation, India has the potential to have the world’s largest space fleet and will soon launch its first mission, an Indian-built satellite called the Geo-Asteroid Mission Orbiter (GOMO), which will take the first step towards a manned mission to Mars.
It is part of a new, $1.5-billion space programme called ‘Make in India’.”GOMA will provide a platform for the launch of missions to Mars by 2020, with a total payload capacity of over 10 times the Earth-orbiting capacity of the Earth,” said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in a statement.
The GOMO mission will carry a satellite capable of taking measurements of Martian atmosphere, ice and dust composition, a camera and a lander.
The first phase of the mission, called the Mars 2020-23 mission, will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, in 2019, with an initial payload of 10 kg and the final payload of 20 kg.
This will be the first of its kind Indian space mission.
The next phase of India’s Mars 2020 plan is called the mission to Venus, which will launch in 2024 from the Sriharika Space Centre.
This will include a spacecraft that will send back a data stream for two months.
It will be an international collaboration.
India’s Mars mission is an effort to demonstrate to international partners that India can achieve its space goals.
It will also be a test of India-Russia relations, which have been strained for years due to the ongoing dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
India is not alone in its ambitious space mission, as NASA is also exploring the possibility of sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.
India, however, is the first country to take a lead role in this field.
This article was first published in the Times of Indian.