Saturday was not a good day for America’s space agency NASA. On Saturday night, NASA had to postpone its mission Moon for the second time. On the other hand, Saturday was very happy for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). ISRO successfully tested the new technology of ‘Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator’ (IAD) on Saturday night.
ISRO’s trial successful
An IAD built and developed by ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) was successfully piloted on a ‘Rohini’ launch rocket from ‘Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Center’ (TERLS). According to ISRO, the IAD was initially folded and placed inside the payload bay of the rocket. This technology can prove useful in many future missions including Mars and Venus.
IAD inflated in the sky
ISRO said that the IAD was inflated at an altitude of about 84 km and it descended into the atmosphere along with the payload portion of the rocket. He told that the system to inflate it has been developed by ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Center (LPSC). The IAD systematically reduced the velocity of the payload through aerodynamic traction and it continued on its intended route.
in future Help in many missions
Indian space agency ISRO said in a statement that the IAD has immense potential to be used in many ways in the space sector, including recovery of spent stages of rockets. It has great potential to be used in the field of landing payloads on Mars or Venus and making space bases for human space flight missions.