One of the frontline space agencies of the world, the ISRO is working to develop green propellants for future rockets.
This project is aimed at mitigating the harmful effects of exhausts released by rockets on the earth’s atmosphere.
It is learnt that the ISRO is conducting laboratory tests of environment-friendly replacements for existing propellants.
The space agency is also looking to improve the energy efficiency of the fuel in the process.
To address the problems associated with chlorinated exhaust, ISRO has started developing an eco-friendly solid propellant as well as an oxidiser at the laboratory level.
A capacity-building programme on small satellite development for students from developing countries will be conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in November.>