The Union Budget 2022, presented by the Government of India on Tuesday, demonstrates a far-reaching vision. The administration has not made any announcements that might be deemed to tempt the public, but it has taken initiatives that will result in positive improvements in the long run. The Department of Space has received one thousand crores more in this budget than the previous year, which will be spent in numerous large missions this year, the most notable of which is the Gaganyaan campaign, in addition to ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3. Along with this, there is a lot of work to be done on the Sun and Venus missions.
On Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave Rs 13,700 crore to the Department of Space in the Union Budget 2022 as India prepares for its first human spaceflight.
The allocation represented an increase of Rs 1,058 crore above the previous budget’s revised estimate of Rs 12,642 crore.
A sizable portion of the allocation – Rs 10,534 crore – has been provided under the heading of space technology, which encompasses most ISRO’s centers.
Because of the Department of Space’s growth, the ambitious campaign has halted, but Covid-19 will continue to work to offer momentum to Gaganyaan and Chandrayaan-3. Aside from that, further initiatives, such as the Aditya L1 campaign for the Sun and the development of the Venus campaign, will acquire traction.
This year, many new initiatives have been revealed in the budget that will help the country improve its green energy, particularly in light of climate change. As a result, the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change receive more funding than the Department of Space.
Later this year, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) intends to launch India’s first crewless space mission, Gaganyaan.
The selected Indian astronauts completed Generic Space Flight Training in Russia, and an ad hoc astronaut training center has also been constructed in Bengaluru.
The Gaganyaan mission will carry out the first two crewless flights. A humanoid robot called Vyommitra will be flown to low Earth orbit in one of these crewless trips. The robot will function in orbit in the same way as the space crew. This will allow all of the final mission’s problems to be appraised.