The Indian Space Research Organisation, is the space agency of the Government of Republic of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Wikipedia
Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
Founded: August 15, 1969
Budget: 79.27 billion INR (2015–2016, US$1.2 billion)
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), formed in 1969, superseded the erstwhile INCOSPAR. Headquartered in Bangalore, its vision is to “harness space technology for national development”, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration. It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister.
Goals and objectives of ISRO
The prime objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks. The Indian space programme was driven by the vision of Vikram Sarabhai, considered the father of the Indian Space Programme. As he said in 1969:
|“||There are some who question the relevance of space activities in a developing nation. To us, there is no ambiguity of purpose. We do not have the fantasy of competing with the economically advanced nations in the exploration of the Moon or the planets or manned space-flight. But we are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society.||”|
The former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam said:
|“||Many individuals with myopic vision questioned the relevance of space activities in a newly independent nation, which was finding it difficult to feed its population. Their vision was clear if Indians were to play meaningful role in the community of nations, they must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to their real-life problems. They had no intention of using it as a means of displaying our might.||”|
India’s economic progress has made its space programme more visible and active as the country aims for greater self-reliance in space technology. In 2008 India launched as many as 11 satellites, including nine from other countries and went on to become the first nation to launch 10 satellites on one rocket.” ISRO has successfully put into operation two major satellite systems. Indian National Satellites (INSAT) for communication services and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites for management of natural resources.
Hence we can say that ISRO is Proud of India(Hindustan).