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ISRO making India proud; harnessing space technology for national development

ISRO was started in 1969 with a vision to ‘harness space technology for national development’.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 30-03-2018 11:24 IST
ISRO making India proud; harnessing space technology for national development

The main objective of GSLV-F09 is to establish a smooth and efficient communication network amongst South Asian nations. (Image Credit: ISRO)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched GSAT-6A, an Indian communication satellite yesterday making the country proud and getting acknowledgements from all over the world.

It is not the first time ISRO has made the country proud and helped establish India's name among the top space agencies.

ISRO was started in 1969 with a vision to 'harness space technology for national development' and with this latest launch, ISRO once again proved it stands by their vision and will continue to do so.

Some of the most brilliant minds are working with ISRO helping it to break records time and again with a very small budget compared to the top space agencies like NASA.

ISRO launched 104 satellites into space in a single launch onboard PSLV-C37 in a historic record-breaking launch on February 15, 2017. The satellites were launched from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh and successfully put these satellites into their desired orbits in one go. It is termed as one of the most complicated launches in the history of Indian space exploration. Is

On May 5, 2017, The 2230 kg South Asia Satelliten, GSAT-F09, was launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-II into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch of GSAT-9 marked the 4th consecutive successful launch by GSLV carrying indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage.

The main objective of GSLV-F09 is to establish a smooth and efficient communication network amongst South Asian nations by providing them with applications in Ku-band, which would give them a higher frequency range to communicate in.

After launching the record-breaking 104 satellites in one go, ISRO's successfully launch of 31 satellites in a single rocket on June 23, 2017. PSLV-C38, the rocket containing satellites, comprised satellites from different countries and these satellites are being used for monitoring roads and keeping track of water distribution.

ISRO will continue to make the country proud, A.S. Kiran Kumar, ISRO Chief said last year that "We are planning to have at least one launch mission a month in 2018 to deploy satellites in the earth's orbit for various applications."

India can expect a mission to Mars soon, Mangalyaan deputy director said, "Of course they will have to prepare a suitable capsule to ensure pressure control and proper amounts of oxygen. But I am confident that under a controlled environment, human beings will be able to step out of the spacecraft and walk on the Martian surface soon."

COUNTRY : India