UP, UP and AWAY - ISRO

12 Months agoMeet the Makers of India: Indian Space Research Organisation

Founded in 1961 as the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), the Indian Space Research Organisation has emerged as an economical and sure-footed space partner for the world’s space programmes.

Five decades since, ISRO has served as a launchpad for as many as 20 nations, launching 79 satellites with ever-broadening sphere of applications – communications, earth observation, navigation, space science, among them.

Highlights and firsts in ISRO’s innovation arc include the Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission in 2014, NAVIC, a satellite navigation system that places India in an elite 5-country club and the consecutive launch of as many as 20 satellites in a single mission.

A combination of lower launch costs, ability to place smaller payloads and a space port to undertake the exercise at short notice makes India an attractive option in the global space sector.

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