NASA vs ISRO: Isro is leading NASA, is due to these reasons: India’s Chandrayaan-2 is progressing successfully on its mission and with it the whole world has once again become our iron in the field of space. Another big name in space and science comes to mind is NASA, the US space agency.
After all of ISRO’s successful space missions, the discussion also picks up whether ISRO is able to compete with NASA, or that ISRO is better than NASA, despite its low budget and resources. Apart from NASA and ISRO, space agencies of countries like Russia and China are doing new experiments in space science, but NASA’s name is at the top.
Let us start with the introduction of both ISRO and NASA, so that their purpose is also clear. It is clear from the name of ISRO or ‘Indian Space Research Organization’ that the purpose of ISRO is to research or research in space. Be it satellites or missions sent by ISRO into space, they aim to research and understand space with other space agencies (including NASA). It is clear from the name of ISRO that it is a ‘research institute’. At the same time, NASA is the agency of ‘National Aeronautics and Space Administration’, whose work is in addition to space-related research, civilian space programs and monitoring of activities in space.
NASA is also the controller
If you understand the name of NASA in Hindi, then it is also responsible for space management or space management. In this way, NASA also gives the rest of the agencies a basis for their space-related programs. Apart from research, NASA is working on programs to send humans to space, it is also the responsibility of a controller. NASA is also supporting the International Space Station. At the same time, ISRO does not believe in competition like other agencies. ISRO is definitely running ambitious missions but its objective is not to get ahead of anyone. That is why ISRO gets an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of other countries and agencies and the Indian agency prepares itself for the mission.
How clear ISRO is about its purpose can be gauged from the fact that there was a time when there was a competition between the US and Russia for going into space and now the competition to build the most powerful rocket between the US and China Is being seen, ISRO does not matter. SLV is still associated with the name of ISRO’s rocket launcher range (SLV, ASLV, PSLV and GSLV), ie they are ‘satellite launch vehicles’. Their first letter represents different orbits. For example, PSLV polar synchronous orbit and GSLV geo synchronous orbit. ISRO considers its rockets as vehicles and is not involved in the mission to manufacture rockets.
Why is ISRO special?
ISRO does not have a lot of resources and a huge budget like NASA or other agencies but in a limited budget only talented scientists are successfully achieving their targets. ISRO scientists have been giving excellent results even in low budget and due to this ISRO has become an example for the whole world. When compared to NASA or other agencies, the US Space Agency NASA’s annual budget is $ 18 billion (about Rs 1,290 billion), the European Space Agency (EESA) has an annual budget of $ 7 billion (about Rs 501 billion), Russia and China’s space The budget of the agencies is 3 billion dollars (about 215 billion rupees), while the annual budget of ISRO is only 1.7 billion dollars (about 121 billion rupees). This budget is less than 10 percent of NASA’s annual budget.
Despite programs with low budgets and ambitions, ISRO has proved to be a milestone in the world and has achieved extraordinary successes. Apart from Chandrayaan mission, PSLV-C37 and Mangalyaan are two of the most successful launches of ISRO. The PSLV-C37 launch in 2017 sent 104 satellite spaces together and still holds the record for sending the most satellites with a single rocket. At the same time, in 2013, in the Mangalyaan mission, India became the fourth country to successfully reach Mars orbit and achieved this feat before China. Both these launches have cost very little, which makes it far ahead of any other agency.
This is the reason for success
The reason for the success of India’s space agency is ‘talent, passion and passion’. ISRO founder Vikram Sarabhai had said, ‘Many people question the space activities taking place in a developing country and what their importance is. For us, the objective is quite clear. We are not competing with economically developed countries, like them, with dreams of sending humans to the moon or planets, but we feel that if we play important responsibility for the country and for the countries working in the field of space If we can, then we should not lag behind anyone in terms of advanced technology. This formula is related to the hard work and passion of the talented scientists of ISRO, which remains intact even today and India is preparing to send humans to space by going beyond Vikram Sarabhai’s dream.
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