SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
In event of full-scale war, India fears that present static rocket launch pads will be the first to be taken out to disable chances of India launching more low orbit to aid its military in the war, due to which it has initiated Project Vehicle for Defence Application (Veda) program under which it plans to develop 150-ton defense satellite launcher as a first component in the Mobile Defense satellite Ecosystems that it plans to create.
India is planning to develop a Mobile launcher that can put 650-700kg satellites into 700km Low-Earth orbit. The launcher will the ability to be assembled and launched within 72 hours so it should be modular and mobile enough that it can be transported without being detected.
To support such operations it also has plans to develop a Mobile Multi-Object Tracking Radar (MOTR) that can be mounted on military-grade heavy mobility vehicles and has a detection range of 250km.
India will also be working on developing modular satellites that can weigh from 150-650kg and can be assembled in a short period or are in a ready-to-launch configuration that can support different payloads and are more rugged so that they can be launched from unprepared mobile launch pads.
To increase the survivability of its satellites, India also has plans to develop Nano or Swarm (20 satellites) that can work in tandem to generate the required data that one single satellite could have covered. India also has plans to develop single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) launch vehicles and Two stages to Orbit (TSTO) launch vehicles.
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