Moon,ISRO, Helium 3

ISRO Indian Space Research Organization’s plans to mine the moon for helium-3 (He-3), according to various news reports such as Hindustan Times, Financial Express, Deccan Chronicle and the Times of India. It is unbelievable how fast we are making this debate again: We do not know how to use O-3 as a source of energy, it is a claim that all the reports should justify their point of this Are using. There will be the use of isotopes in nuclear fusion reactors.

All reports also appear in the one published by Bloomberg  Quint (BQ), citing K. Shivan, ISRO chairman, “In countries where the Moon has the ability to bring that source to Earth, it will direct the process I just do not want to be a part of them, I want to lead them. “

Praise attitude but we are taking it here. The idea of mining helium on the moon is discussed by NASA and European Space Agency but with very little noise. The BQ report recovered again after Fiasco in April last year to talk about He3, when several reports wrongly accused a former ISRO scientist to create an unnecessary news cycle: discuss the possibility of He3 fusion to give power to the world for “250 years” – check; bounded by the responsibilities of the senior official of the Indian space program with an emotional aspiration – investigations; Accept that the necessary technology is not yet available – check it out.

According to reporters, there is a substance in the moon which we think we know how to use it – and we prefer to believe this decision to make our decisions. Many objects near the Moon and Earth have a very little amount of material on earth; Why are we not angry after those people? Is this just because we do not have the proper principles so far to benefit them?

In the same year during October / November, there will be ISRO next mission on the moon which the organization expects to locate its first rover on the Moon surface. So it seems that we are paying He3 because A) It has not yet been exploited by the organizations based on Earth, and B) millions of Indians for ISRO long lasting longer to lead the world. There are only few time, to launch a mission for Venus, then we get lots of reports about the energy removal from that part of the Solar System.

  1. He3 fusion is unwanted technique. Keeping in view the current commitments like the Paris accord, it would be foolish for India to try to stop the nuclear fusion program when heavy isotope is included, when prototype hydrogen fusion experiment (ITER) has sucked more than 96,550 crores ( Of which 9% India contributes), while in the US, another billion dollar facility is for fusion series reactions over four years Start is struggling for.
  2. ISRO needs money for other things (self-explanation).
  3. It is not that we are going to the moon – at least, it should not be that we are going to the moon: we do not know how to use it to remove the fuel. Other then Chandrayaan 2 mission there is, more laudable goals, and we should not spoil our path by trying to understand them.

Before taking any step, it is important to correct our reasons, especially when crores of rupees invested, because they are the proxy for people’s prices, which in turn influence policy-making, governance and ultimately fund allocation. On the flip side, if it is such messaging that ISRO is looking after and the government behind it, then share it with the facts and not give justice to the scientific or technical value of the mission.

In addition to this, it is expected that “the more we talk about new funded technologies, the more we remove it from the scope of abstractness and we will almost come to realize it.” strange.  Although it is good to have big dreams, it is also important to portray the fashionable ideas from pages of golden age science fiction, keeping our feet on the ground. There is the adequate natural reserve of thorium in India; It does not mean that thorium-fuel reactors are ready to give power to the country for hundreds of years.

In the case of He3 fusion, even technical viability, leave alone preparation, is not in the hand; After the discovery of neutrons, talking about the construction of advanced heavy reactors in the early 1930s is somewhat limited, but before the Chicago Pail becomes significant, and set to change everything with a world war – The way the climate change is intended for us is generation. The more speculation and spin-bowling, the more discretion or initial adoption is not. It can be broken in two ways:

  1. The money is not provided for decades, which means that projections of its major projects should be Bayesian – every mission is immediately after its predecessor – and often incremental.
  2. ISRO is an essentially civil organization, which means that its goals are in the hands of the strategic and diplomatic advantages sought by the government and the organization can hardly be distracted.

 

Assistive technology, whose development and implementation is a realistic opportunity to guide us, also enables us to predict the future, and long-term research gives greater control over determining goals and policy instructions. In short: If we have to be heard, then we need to understand. He3 fusion is not understood yet, especially in a world with no H-2 fusion, and it would be dangerous to put it in danger for ISRO as it was because such a choice would be at different costs. There is a definite requirement for becoming better in other efforts.

Of course, it seems that before the close of this century, deuterium/tritium fusion will be achieved, but the world alone will not be operated by a single, non-renewable fuel for two or three centuries – and ISRO or some other organization It is also good to choose incredibly because it is to prove a point about capacity and leadership. Do I mention the India-based Neutrino Observatory?

 

Ashwin Singh
Ashwin Singh, author at The News Recorder, with two years of experience in the google news industry. Apart from writing and editing articles on Space at The News Recorder, he also contributes to other esteemed news sites. Having a vast experience in writing news analysis and content management. Ashwin is a space & universe freak, who loves to handle news coverage of space studies & research.

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