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Indian Space Research Organisation

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration." The Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was established in the tenure of Jawaharlal Nehru under the DAE in 1962, with the urging of scientist Vikram Sarabhai recognizing the need in space research. INCOSPAR grew and became ISRO in 1969, also under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). In 1972 Government of India setup a Space Commission and the Department of Space (DOS), bringing ISRO under the DOS. The establishment of ISRO thus institutionalized space research activities in India. It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister of India.
  • Formative years 

  • Goals and objectives 

  • Organisation structure and facilities 

  • Launch vehicle fleet 

  • Satellite programmes 

  • Human Spaceflight Programme 

  • Planetary sciences and astronomy 

  • Extraterrestrial exploration 

  • Future projects 

  • Space Technology Incubation Centre 

  • Applications 

  • International cooperations