It is of no surprise that, with so many talented engineers being produced every year in our country, India is going to be a hub of scientific development in the future. The Chandrayan -2 mission is proof of the same.
Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 15th
At 2.51 am on July 15th, with the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India is all set to enter an elite club of nations which have launched a rover to the moon’s surface. Apart from various impressive features, the cost of this mission has caught the attention of many.
An optimized mission
Our ISRO has spent an amount of Rs 978 crores in achieving this ambitious project. While Rs 673 crores were spent on the mission, Rs 375 crores are being shelled out for the launch this Monday. While this budget is well below the amount that is usually spent on other similar projects, Rs 978 crore is also below the budget of a few Hollywood movies.
Avatar and Avengers: Endgame has costed more!
Avengers: Endgame was made at a budget of Rs 2443 cores while the most expensive movie made in the history of cinema – Avatar required a sum of Rs 3282 crores to be produced. It is indeed a proud achievement that our most ambitious space project has cost us less than the budget of these movies.
ISRO has made a name for itself amongst other space organizations to materialize space missions at extremely low budgets. Considering the amount spent by the US and the Soviet Union on their projects in the current value of money, ISRO has done a fantastic job with the Chandrayaan-2 mission.
In fact, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan has costed less than Hollywood movies Titanic and Gravity respectively.
ISRO is an example that if India does concentrate on the existing resources and talent, we could well be a pioneer of greater things in the future. While we are already reaching the level of other countries in terms of developments in astronomical activities, it is high time that we can produce this effort in the fields of technology, sports, and cinema.