ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation


ISRO

Introduction

ISRO is the Indian Space Research Organisation that has been in existence since the 1960s. It was founded for the exploration of outer space and applied research and development in aerospace sciences. They have contributed to our understanding of Earth and its atmosphere.

The organisation has its headquarters in Bangalore, Karnataka. It gained independence after the British agreed to transfer technology with India on commercial terms. The development of space technologies enables Indian scientists and engineers to contribute to the country’s economic growth with their research findings for societal needs. Since then, ISRO is responsible for developing space applications that benefit our daily life by using space technology to provide inputs for communication, weather forecasting and disaster warning.

Launched of GSLV MK-III

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In September 2018, ISRO launched its heaviest rocket; GSLV MK-III; from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. It will also be used to launch manned missions into space. In October 2013, India became the first Asian country to reach Mars with its Mangalyaan mission. ISRO has now set its sights on the moon, with their Chandrayaan-2 mission planned for launch in 2019. This mission will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover.

ISRO is making great strides in India’s space exploration programme, and we can look forward to many more exciting missions in the years to come.

ISRO is the Indian Space Research Organisation that has been in existence since the 1960s. It was founded for the exploration of outer space and applied research and development in aerospace sciences. They have contributed to our understanding of Earth and its atmosphere.

Important Missions of ISRO

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ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle, the PSLV, has put over 190 satellites into orbit.

The GSLV Mk III is the heaviest rocket ever developed by ISRO and will be used to launch manned missions into space.

India became the first Asian country to reach Mars with its Mangalyaan mission in 2013.

ISRO has now set its sights on the moon, with their Chandrayaan-2 mission planned for launch in 2019. This mission will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover.

On September 4, 2018, ISRO launched its heaviest rocket – GSLV MK-III – from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Famous Spaceships of ISRO

Chandrayaan-1 was India’s first lunar probe, launched in October 2008.

Mangalyaan was India’s first mission to Mars, launched in November 2013.

ISRO is currently working on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover.

GSLV Mk III is the heaviest rocket ever developed by ISRO and will be used to launch manned missions into space.

Conclusion

ISRO is making great strides in India’s space exploration programme, and we can look forward to many more exciting missions in the years to come. Their workhorse launch vehicle, the PSLV, has put over 190 satellites into orbit.

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