April 16th, 2012
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India to build robonaut for detecting alien forms

robonautNew Delhi: India is to build a new robonaut as part of a new project called ‘Detection of Life Forms in Other Planets’. The human robotic system will have the capability of analyzing and assessing air, water and soil and will help in detecting the possibility of alien life forms”.

The Department of Atomic Energy’s working group for the 12th five year plan says the quest for detection of life forms existing in other planets than earth will be an interesting and challenging project that India will push to become part of.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has already expressed its interest in joining the International Space Station programme at the International Astronautical Congress. The contribution from India for the robotic operations will depend on the tasks assigned and agreed to upon by all the partner nations of the joint programme.

The International Space Station is operated as a joint programme by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of US, Russian Federal Space Agency (RKA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).


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