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ISRO Plans to set up Telescope on Moon

Taking India’s space astronomy research a step forward, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to set up a telescope on moon.
●    This telescope can have lot of advantages as there were no atmosphere or atmospheric effects associated with it.
●    At present, the organisation is exploring various possibilities of operating this scientific observation capability analogous to the one in Handley in West Virginia, US, remotely controlled at Bengaluru. 
●    In September last, ISRO launched Astrosat, the country’s first astronomical satellites with two telescopes.
●    Throwing more light on the GSLV Mark III, Kiran Kumar said the agency was gearing up for its launch later this year so that four-tonne satellites can be put up on the orbit. 
●    GSLV-Mark II had the capacity to launch 2.25 tons of satellites.
●    Private operators like SpaceX were posing a great challenge to government space agencies globally and ISRO realised that it can’t survive despite significant achievements unless it continued to innovate.