- In English 29 Dec 2023 2:15 AM GMT
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set its sights on a significant expansion of its satellite fleet, with plans to launch 50 satellites over the next five years. This strategic move is geared towards enhancing geo-intelligence gathering capabilities.
ISRO Chairman S Somanath unveiled these ambitious plans during his address at 'Techfest,' an annual science and technology event hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Somanath emphasized the need for a robust satellite infrastructure, stating that the envisioned satellite layer in different orbits would play a crucial role in tracking troop movements and capturing extensive imagery over vast areas.
Highlighting India's aspirations for strength on the global stage, Somanath expressed that the current size of the satellite fleet falls short and should be increased tenfold. He underscored the importance of advancing satellite technology to detect changes efficiently. Additionally, Somanath advocated for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and a data-driven approach to streamline data analysis, reduce unnecessary data downloads, and extract only essential information.
As ISRO sets forth on this ambitious journey, the organization aims to position India as a formidable player in space exploration, aligning with the nation's broader goals of technological advancement and strategic prowess.