@Karan M...tell us which tech(s) are being validated not some dodgy arguments abt benefitting SME's . SME's can benefit with other ISRO programmes also?
Actually my arguments are not dodgy, I am just against spoonfeeding somebody who doesn't even want to do basic research. That would be you. SME's would NOT benefit from other ISRO programmes to the degree they would do with this one, because the systems developed for this program would be completely new. Your argument is akin to saying that because SMEs contribute to DRDO radar programs in the S-Band, they have no benefits from developing components for ISRO in the C-Band. That is what is silly. Many of these SMEs are advancing by leaps and bounds because of the work they do for ISRO & the repeat business they get. Each time, ISRO is moving the goalpost forward in terms of long range programs, it automatically benefits all those suppliers who now work on the new tech and have to develop new systems for these.
That you cannot correlate the exact specifics of what has been done in terms of technology and counter how it would not benefit other programs strongly suggests you wish to be given this info on a platter. Why should anyone do that, when it is your case to make?
I agree the policy decisions are not taken by ISRO..a) but are they opposing bad policy decisions b) lets question the policy decisions then. As i told u i am not against ISRO...only the focus/priorities.
They have no mandate to oppose policy decisions taken by the cabinet and/or MOD. At best, if the Dept of Space asks them to do something for national security, that is when they are involved. Basically, you are barking up the wrong tree, in the wrong thread.
I am not in favour of NREGA or other silly schemes of Govt of India. with limited resources, a careful analysis is needed where to spend public money. Just because we waste money for NREGA or other schemes is no excuse for wasting on mars mission. all such silly and boondoggles need to stopped.
The quantum of money spent on NREGA and other programs is of a scale which dwarfs any such programs which:
a) Have ISRO develop technology it did not have before
b) Have the benefits of sourcing that technology locally improve indian industry
c) Give ISRO engineers competence in terms of taking up even more challenging programs
d) Motivate them & other folks who wish to benchmark themselves against similar programs worldwide.
Ergo, you have neither made the case that the expenditure on ISROs MARs mission is wasteful, is silly, or is a boondoggle.
All you have done so far is complain, complain and complain that its wasteful, silly and a boondoggle and everyone else should provide you evidence it is not, without providing any evidence of your own to point out that is so.
Put your money where your mouth is and point out exactly how:
1. All the tech for this program already existed & did not lead to any advances
2. That this money would have been used elsewhere and provided disruptive benefit (not equal)
3. That this was wasteful
Failing the above, to then carp on how pointless this mission was and to play up British advances in space tech or whatever (which proceeded on the back of umpteen such mini programs across aerospace in their heyday) is to waste our time with meaningless claims.