It was Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in 1962 who flagged India’s space odyssey by forming the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was formed in 1969, signalling India’s intent and capacity to undertake space research; a journey that is gathering traction, achievement and world acclaim with every passing day.
While the beginnings were humble with the launch of small rockets of 30-70 kg payloads, ISRO’s achievements, dedication and commitment have earned it national and international respect. Its achievements, from its hub Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram, are remarkable.
Indian scientists have commendable progress and achievements in space technology to their credit which the country is proud of.
The first Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS-1A) was successfully launched in 2013 which will pave the way for satellite-based positioning and timing services in the country.
Geo imaging Satellite (GISAT) will create new capabilities in observing the Earth and provide not only real time aerial images, but also support natural resources survey and disaster management applications.
With its stated vision of harnessing space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration’, ISRO continues to design and develop technologies, providing access to space and opportunities to observe the Earth and promote research and development and space science and planetary exploration.