India is planning to put its own space station in orbit. The spacecraft should be the next step after the Asian country has completed its first manned space voyage, Indian space agency ISRO announced on Thursday.
India’s first manned space voyage, announced in 2018, is scheduled to take place in 2022. After that, the ISRO estimates another five to seven years to hang its space station in the universe.
The aim is for astronauts to spend a period of fifteen to twenty days in the space station, which, just like the international space station ISS, should be about 400 kilometers above the earth.
In addition to India, China, Russia and an alliance of the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia also have plans to launch a new space station orbit.
ISS is currently the only operational manned space station. The American space organization NASA announced on Friday that it wants to open the station to commercial parties .