Amazonia-1 is an optical earth observation satellite developed by National Institute for Space Research (INPE),
“The satellite is under final stage of pre-launch preparation at
This mission will carry 15 other customer satellites on a commercial ride share basis.
Human space policy:
It further has sought comments on the draft policy which can be sent in until February 28. The Indian human space programme envisages undertaking the demonstration of human Space flight to low earth orbit (LEO) in the short-term and will lay the foundation for a sustained Indian human space exploration programme in the long run. DoS with mandate to carry out
On the selection of the crew, it further stated DoS/lSRO shall establish a comprehensive criterion for screening and selection of crew members.
“For initial missions, pilots from Indian Armed forces will be inducted as crew members. DoS/lSRO shall constitute suitable mechanism for evaluation and selection of crew members for missions planned for Indian human space programme,” the draft added.
It further stated that the guidelines and procedures supporting the Humans in Space Policy 2021 will be issued separately as part of policy document and that the Humans in Space Policy 2021 shall take effect upon approval of the Union Cabinet of India.