Moon, credit: Wikipedia Gregory H. Revera
Sivathanu Pillai, a distinguished professor, and a scientist associated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said that India may be able to fulfill it’s all energy needs from the Moon by 2030.
He was delivering the valedictory address at the three-day Observer Research Foundation-Kalpana Chawla Space Policy Dialogue, organized by Observer Research Foundation. He said By 2030, this target will be met.
, a former chief of BrahMos
Aerospace, said that mining lunar dust which is rich in Helium-3 is a priority program for the ISRO.
Pillai noted,”In a few decades, people will be going to the moon for honeymoon”.
Lt. Gen. P.M. Bali, Director General, Perspective Planning of the Indian Army
has said that the launch of GSAT
-7, India’s first dedicated military satellite, is a testimony to the country’s outlook towards using the outer space for national security.
He said there is an urgent need for a dedicated military space program with adequate resources because of the changing realities in the neighborhood.