The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore.
1. ISRO WAS FORMED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1969 BY DR.VIKRAM SARABHAI.
2. SLV-3 WAS INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUS SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE AND A.P.J. ABDUM KALAM JI WAS THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT:
The vehicle was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on July 18, 1980. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam was the Project Director of SLV-3. The SLV-3 weighed 17 tonne and had a payload of 40 kg. The SLV-3 put 35 kg Rohini Satellite into the orbit.
3. ISRO’S BUDGET IS ONLY 0.34 PER CENT OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE AT PRESENT AND 0.08 PER CENT OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP):
There is so little to offer, but in turn ISRO has got more in return to offer back to the nation.
4. ISRO ALSO DEVELOPED BHUVAN, A WEB-BASED 3D SATELLITE IMAGERY TOOL WHICH IS THE INDIAN INCARNATION OF GOOGLE EARTH:
5. THEY DO MUCH MORE THAN JUST LAUNCHING SATELLITES:
They are developing an orbital vehicle as well as setting up a training center in Bangalore to train astronauts. Don’t hold your breath, though, this is likely to happen only post 2017.
6. GUESS WHO ARE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ANTRIX?
Apart from bigwigs from ISRO and other related space bodies, two of India’s biggest industrialists – Ratan Tata and Jamshyd Godrej – are on the board.
7. INDIA (ISRO) IS THE ONLY ONE COUNTRY WHO HAS REACHED TO THE MARS IN HIS FIRST ATTEMPT:
And that also in just 400 crores. US failed in their first 5 attempts. Soviet Union failed in their first 8 attempts. China & Russia also failed in their first attempt.
8. ISRO IS CREDITED FOR HAVING THE MOST NUMBER OF BACHELORS IN ANY SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATION.
Yes, Many of the scientists are single and committed only to the organization.
8. ISRO IS ONE OF THE SIX SPACE AGENCIES IN THE WORLD WITH THE CAPABILITY TO BUILD AND LAUNCH SATELLITES FROM ITS OWN SOIL:
When most of the countries rely on US based GPS system for their navigational purpose, India has successfully launched its own navigational satellites, IRNSS.
9. ISRO HAS TILL DATE LAUNCHED 23 CONSECUTIVE SUCCESSFUL PSLV LAUNCHES:
10. APART FROM LAUNCHING INDIA’S 65 SATELLITES, ISRO HAS ALSO LAUNCHED 29 FOREIGN SATELLITES TILL DATE:
11. LOOK AT WHAT TRANSPORTED 1981’S APPLE SATELLITE: