ISRO

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai considered as the father of Indian Space Program, was a visionary. He was the main driving and guiding force behind the Indian Space Program. In 1972, June, Space Commission and Department of Space (DOS) was established by Government of India. Main objective of space program is to develop Satellites, Launch Vehicles, Sounding Rockets and Associated Ground Systems. Under DOS, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was formed to execute Space Program through its establishments located in different places in India. There are more than 20 of ISRO Centers with PAN presence. It is Headquarter is in Banglore, India.

ISRO was formed with the prime objective of developing space technology and its application to various national tasks. It has established two major space systems, first, INSAT for television broadcasting and meteorology and disaster warning and other communication and second, Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS) system for resources monitoring and management.

Two Satellite Launch Vehicles developed by ISRO are GSLV and PSLV, to launch and place INSAT and IRS satellites in the required orbits respectively.

Many experiments were also conducted to develop various Satellites and Launching Vehicles. To name few are Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), Satellite Telecommunication Experiment (STEP), remote sensing application projects, satellites like Aryabhata, Bhaskara, Rohini and APPLE and launch vehicles, SLV-3 and ASLV.

According to India’s helpful and generous nature ISRO's co-operative arrangements cover several countries and space agencies. ISRO provides training in space field to personnel from other countries.

ISRO Satellite Center: It is a Lead Center for satellite technology. Involved in various activities like digital systems, power systems, communication and microwave systems, spacecraft assembly integration and testing, structures, thermal, spacecraft mechanisms, control systems, spacecraft mission planning and analysis, computers and information, systems reliability and space physics, fabrication and test facilities for satellite projects.

Till today they have developed 23 satellites so far of various types like scientific, communication and remote sensing. INSAT-2E, IRS-P4, IRS-P5, IRS-P6 and G-SAT are current projects.

Courtesy :www.isro.org.





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