Space programs of India

At a time when most of the public sector organizations in India are underperforming, the Indian space research organization is not only proving itself consistently but is also creating unparalleled records, thereby bringing laurels to the nation.

Space research activities were initiated in India during the early 1960s. in 1962, the Indian National Committee for space research was formed under the leadership of Dr. Sarabhai and Dr. Ramanathan. The Indian Space Research Organisation was later formed on August 15, 1969. Its prime objective is to develop space technology and its application to various national needs.

It has been glorious years for ISRO from taking a baby step of launching a sound rocket ‘Nike-Apache’ in 1963 to taking a giant step of launching 104 satellites from a single rocket, the most by any country in a single mission in 2017.

The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit in 2014 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. Moreover, the cabinet has approved the Indian human space flight initiative ‘Gaganyaan’ program of two unmanned and one manned flight. This program will establish a broader framework for collaboration between ISRO, academia, industry, national agencies, and other scientific organization.

In 2019, the Geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle GSLV-MK III-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was launched. Also, to provide services to agriculture, forestry, and disaster management OSRO launched RISAT-2B. ISRO’s own lunar and interplanetary missions along with other scientific projects encourage and promote science and education.

ISRO endeavors to optimize and enhance its technologies not only to make India proud but also to inspire the world.

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