Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established in order to develop the space related programmes and technologies.
ISRO has been successful mainly in developing satellites, launching vehicles, Sounding Rockets and associated ground systems.
Its two major space satellite systems are INSAT for communication, television broadcasting and meteorological services Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS) system monitoring and management of the resources.
It has launched four satellite vehicles such as SLV, ASLV, PSLV and GSLV, to place INSAT and IRS satellites in the required orbits.
· Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehra Dun
In this Centre, the training is imparted in Remote Sensing and GIS application to the aspirants.
· Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in the Asia Pacific region (CSSTE- AP), Dehra Dun
The institute affiliated to the United Nations offers courses in Remote Sensing and GIS, Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate, Atmospheric Sciences, Satellite communication and Space Sciences.
· Sharing of Experience in Space (SHARES)
This programme aims at providing training in IIRS and other ISRO Centers for aspirants from developing nations.
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