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ISRO launched a world record 104 satellites on PSLV C37 rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

Actor R. Madhavan lends his voice for the upcoming science documentary titled 'India's Space Odyssey' that captures the landmark endeavours achieved during India's space programme which helps understand the tough circumstances under which ISRO succeeded, a victory considered impossible by some around the world.

Talking about the show, Madhavan said, "Curiosity has brought humans to where we are today, and it will continue to do so. I thank Discovery India for this wonderful learning opportunity, and I feel honoured to have lent my voice to a project that could inspire future generations to embark on their quest to explore space".

Produced by Miditech Studios, 'India's Space Odyssey' features different experts from ISRO as well as space historians and researchers and most notably, the former Chairman of ISRO, Dr. G. Madhavan Nair.

The journey was commenced by Dr. Homi J. Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai on India's quest to become a leader in space exploration and pioneering space technology.

"The Indian space programme since its inception has achieved significant feats, thanks to the contributions of all the people who have worked alongside the programme. We are delighted that a platform like Discovery has been taking these initiatives to the people in an attempt to encourage and inspire them," said Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman ISRO, Secretary DOS.

Using a combination of expert interviews, archive footage and graphic representations this special documentary captures the journey so far and further highlights India's most revolutionary space developments with the highly complex Chandraayan and Mangalyaan missions.

"We focus on exploring content that will give the audience an enriching and inspiring experience. We believe 'India's Space Odyssey' will delight Discovery fans and draw in all the space enthusiasts from across the country who are looking to satisfy their curiosity," said Sai Abhishek, Original Content Head, South Asia, Discovery Inc. IANS/JB

The documentary is premiering on October 7 on discovery+.

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The five rockets are in the project report stage and would come into operation in the future, said N Sudheer Kumar, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The Indian space agency is working on a fleet of medium to heavy lift rockets with a carrying capacity ranging from 4.9 ton to 16.3 ton, said a senior official. The five rockets are in the project report stage and would come into operation in the future, said N Sudheer Kumar, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was speaking at the International Space Conference and Exhibition, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in virtual mode recently. When that happens ISRO can not only launch its own communication satellites but also enter the global communication satellite launch market.

Kumar also said ISRO is working on upgrading Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk III) which can carry up to four ton to Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO). Normally rockets eject the communication satellites into GTO. From GTO the satellites will be taken to geostationary orbit by firing their engines. India uses Ariancespace's Ariane rocket to orbit its communication satellites weighing over four ton. According to Kumar, ISRO is also working on upgrading the lifting capacity of GSLV-Mk III to six ton and 7.5 to GTO.

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ISRO is one of the top six space organizations worldwide in which diverse scientists and technical professionals from different disciplines collaborate for future space missions.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is the Government of India's space research organization. The company's headquarters are in Bangalore which is also known as the 'IT Capital of India'. ISRO replaced INCOSPAR (Indian National Committee for Space Research), its precursor founded by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, and Vikram Sarabhai, a scholar who was regarded as the founding parents of India's space program.

ISRO was founded in 1969 and is tasked with exploring, developing and using space technology for national development, and also engaging in planetary exploration and space research. It is one of the top six space organizations worldwide in which diverse scientists and technical professionals from different disciplines collaborate for future space missions. ISRO has had over 100 successful space missions. By proving its innovative and cost-effective technology effectively, ISRO has earned a position among the world's top space organizations throughout the years. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has integrated space service for the benefit of the general public and the country.

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