ISRO took initiatives for feasibility studies on missions to Venus: Jitendra Singh

14 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated that ISRO has initiated feasibility studies for missions to Venus.

In response to a written question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated that ISRO has initiated feasibility studies for missions to Venus.

“Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy, and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, today informed that ISRO has taken initiatives for feasibility studies on missions to Venus as well as Aeronomy studies,” read an official statement from the Union Department of Space.

The word “aeronomy,” invented and introduced some 60 years ago, refers to the scientific study of the Earth’s and other solar system worlds’ upper atmospheric regions. It discusses the chemistry, dynamics, and energy balance of neutral and charged particles.

“Both of these missions are being planned, and the scientific scopes are being debated at the national level with the participation of the scientific community,” Singh explained.

According to an official press release, Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh publicly launched the data products and services of the RISAT-1A satellite for the user community earlier on Tuesday.