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Pressure vessel for VSSCs new trisonic wind tunnel, on the way to VSSC . Picture taken at a small town in Kerala .
He said the best of the efforts in innovation in such a large industry, the conversion in product outputs are meagre to the extent of 5 to 10 per cent.
"If ISRO is restructured in terms of smaller single-focus business entities like payload, satellite, rocket engine production, launcher integration and launch services, tracking and satellite maintenance services, the sum of turnovers of these individual entities will surpass substantially in comparison to the same by the ISRO behemoth," said Tapan Misra, Senior Advisor, ISRO and former Director, Space Applications Centre, ISRO.
"The reason for improvement will be the encouragement of innovation by single focus leaderships. Many mammoth MNCs like Google, Microsoft, Space X, Boeing, and many others co-opt or fund or usurp innovative startups to create and absorb innovations. In India to reach this level, we may have to wait a few more years," Misra said.
He said every industry will come to a saturation point in terms of product output and even an increase in input resource-capital and manpower, there will be hardly any increase in output beyond saturation point.
"Innovation in business processes or manufacturing methods and strategies can improve efficiency. It means the saturation point can be achieved with lesser input resources. On the other hand, innovation on simplification of product design or bringing in more productive capital goods, i.e., the more efficient machinery to manufacture the products will raise the saturation output at same or lesser resources," Misra said.
Behemoths like ISRO with multiple focus points will be resistant to innovations owing to inertia and occupation of leaders' mind, to run the behemoth industry itself in the present avatar, he added.
Pointing out technology will become stagnant and innovations discouraged in the absence of competition, Misra said that monopoly does not incentivise the emergence of capable, forward-looking and risk-taking innovative leadership.
According to him, many of the monopolies were established, with sagacious minds as leaders, with an aim to bring the country in the front line of strategic sectors.
"Unfortunately, many wise men prefer less competent subordinates and successors in order to satisfy their desire of stranglehold in the organisation when in service and out of service. This leads to the gradual degradation of the leadership quality with successive transitions, leading to stagnation in technology and services," he said.
Market forces can play a role in promoting effective leadership as the profit and expansion are the prime motivation. It leads to re-emphasis of merit and leads to a better innovative environment.
Just to be absolutely clear, this Indo-Japan mission is quite distinct from Chandrayaan-3, right? India on its own is going to make another attempt at a moon landing sometime in 2021. Then comes the joint misssion.Amid Covid, India-Japan Moon mission takes shape, Isro to lead lander tech
Chethan Kumar | TNN | Updated: Jun 13, 2020, 09:52 IST
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BENGALURU: Even as both the countries continue to battle Covid-19 pandemic, Japan, which will be launching a joint lunar mission with India — Lunar Polar Exploration (LPE) — that hopes to put a lander and rover on Moon’s surface has, for the first time, spelled out details of the project that will see Isro lead the lander development.
As per details shared by Japanese space agency JAXA, the mission will be launched after 2023
Yup and india is to provide the lander while the Japanese are to provide the launch vehicle, Chandrayaan 2 itself was to test out our landing capabilities for that mission.Just to be absolutely clear, this Indo-Japan mission is quite distinct from Chandrayaan-3, right? India on its own is going to make another attempt at a moon landing sometime in 2021. Then comes the joint misssion.
Let us complete the Gaganyan & Chandrayan mission successfully first. Then we should talk about the next step of landing on moon. We were unable to land a probe on moon till now and you are talking of human landing there.Chinese can do all of these because they have a 10year focused plan, while nothing changes, the main objective remains to be perused. ISRO on the other hand, let’s launch more PSLVs. Let’s go to Venus in 2023, why shouldn’t you start with landing on moon first. The countries first to reach there will serve for fuel stations for spaceships in future.
Exactly it was so earlier till mid 2010s when ISRO didn't have long term plans.Chinese can do all of these because they have a 10year focused plan, while nothing changes, the main objective remains to be perused. ISRO on the other hand, let’s launch more PSLVs. Let’s go to Venus in 2023, why shouldn’t you start with landing on moon first. The countries first to reach there will serve for fuel stations for spaceships in future.
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