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Russia war's ripple effect reaches space, may touch Isro's manned mission

Isro's manned mission ambitions are linked to Russia in terms of cosmonaut training, supply of space suits, design of habitable capsules, plus training of personnel in space medicine


It may seem paradoxical that rockets, which have been around a long time, are among the trickiest things to make in the 21st century.

Devangshu Datta New Delhi
The Ukraine war could lead to breakdowns in space exploration due to sanctions against Russia. Apart from the complexities of maintaining the International Space Station (ISS), there’s a host of other areas where Russia provides both equipment and science as also technology inputs.

This new scenario could lead to some setbacks for the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and others in the Indian aerospace sector. It may also present some opportunities. Russia used to supply a lot of rockets to various space and satellite launch programmes, including those run by various European Union entities. Lack of access to the cosmonaut

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 8:57 PM IST

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