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ISRO Space Station
Station statistics
Crew3 (proposed)
Launch padSatish Dhawan Space Centre (expected)
Mission statusPlanned

The ISRO Space Station (ISS) is a planned space station to be constructed by India and operated by Indian Space Research Organisation. The space station would weigh 20 tonnes and maintain an orbit of approximately 400 kilometres above the Earth, where astronauts could stay for 15–20 days.[1] Originally planned to be launched in 2030, it was further postponed to 2035 due to delays led by technical issues related with the Gaganyaan crewed spaceflight mission and the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]


In 2019, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan presented the features of the proposed space station for the first time, saying that the space station may weigh up to 20 tons. Three years later, in Sivan's new year speech, he stated that India's first crewed spaceflight project Gaganyaan has completed the design phase and has entered into the testing phase, hinting that the organization has achieved a breakthrough in reaching the space mission milestone.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tiwari, Sakshi (17 January 2022). "India's Space Station: As China Set To Become The Only Country With A Space Station, Will ISRO Hit Its 2030 Deadline?". Eurasian Times. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  2. ^ "ISRO to develop reusable rockets, aims to set up space station by 2035: Report". Hindustan Times. 30 October 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2022.