Reference News Network reported on September 10 that A. Sivantanu Pillay, a former scientist at the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization, declared that India would be able to build a base on the lunar surface to extract helium-3 in 10 years.
We are one of the four countries that have mastered technology in space programs, Pillay said, according to a report on the Indian Press Trust website on September 8.
India will be able to build a factory on the moon to handle a large amount of precious raw material reserves and return the extracted helium-3 to Earth, said Pillay, who led the Bramos missile project.
He said helium-3 will become a new energy material in the future. Helium-3 is a non-radioactive substance that produces 100 times more energy than uranium.
Pillay said Indias base on the moon would also be a future launch center for missions to other planets in the solar system.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850