ISRO in plans to build ‘igloos’ on Moon, here’s what these ‘lunar habitats’ hope to achieve

By: | Published: February 26, 2018 10:51 AM

The Indian Space Agency ISRO has already started to work on building a 'lunar habitat'. The scientists have already designed five prototypes of the lunar habitat. ISRO has constantly been setting benchmarks with its achievements in recent years.

ISRO plans to build igloos on the moonISRO plans to build igloos on the moon

Very soon, astronauts going to the moon may well be able to work from there, sitting in an igloo. Yes, you heard it right. The Indian Space Agency ISRO has already started to work on building a ‘lunar habitat’. As per a TOI report, ISRO plans to build ‘igloos’ on the moon by sending robots and 3D printers to the earth’s natural satellite. The scientists, as per the report, have already designed five prototypes of the lunar habitat. This is line with the ISRO’s effort to build an outpost on the Moon just like what we have in Antarctica. The space agency has already made tremendous progress in its study of the lunar soil.

ISRO Satellite Centre (Isac) director M Annadurai confirmed TOI that the undertaking achieves to help the astronauts spend more time on the moon. He added that such habitats will also be more effective in providing them safety. As per the report, the United States is already considering options to build a more permanent lunar habitat.

Simultaneously, ISRO is also planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. This mission will see carrying an orbiter, a lander and a rover to the moon for the first time. Also, ISRO plans to complete the mission in a budget of Rs 800 crore, which is less than the cost of many Hollywood flicks.

ISRO has constantly been setting benchmarks with its achievements in recent years. The space agency, in February last year, achieved the feat of launching 104 satellites in a single mission. It also launched the South Asia Satellite, also known as GSAT-9 last year which helped to boost ties with the neighbouring nations.

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