Space Science experiments often demand development of new technologies. Some of the new developments made in the last three years are as listed below :
Development of highly polished optical mirrors.
Development of large, light-weight collimators with non-cylindrical aperture.
Development of indigenous silicon sensors and coatings.
A study committee constituted by ISRO to chart out the long-term program for space science exploration, has prepared a report outlining high priority missions to be taken up. These include followup missions to Mars, a new mission to Venus and a return to Moon with capability to return samples from extra-terrestrial sources.
Bilateral cooperations are often useful to maximise science returns from payloads due to a large dependency of complimentary information from multiple sensors on ground and in space. Hence these are encouraged on a case-by-case basis. There have been cooperative programs with Canadian Space Agency and UK universities on our astronomy satellite, ASTROSAT ; similar cooperation programs have been established in the past on Chandrayaan-1 mission with NASA and the European Space Agency.
There have been cooperative programs with Canadian Space Agency and UK universities on our astronomy satellite, ASTROSAT.
ISRO through the programme called RESPOND (Sponsored Research) is encouraging academia to participate in the R & D activities.
Respond programme provides support to research projects in wide range of topics in space technology, space science and applications to universities/ institutions.
Indian Space look into Organization through the program called RESPOND (Sponsored Research) is urging the scholarly community to take an interest in the R and D exercises. React program offers help to examine extends in wide scope of subjects in space innovation, space science and applications to colleges/establishments. ISRO has additionally set up Space Technology Cells at different foundations like Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) – Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras; Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and with University of Pune (UoP) to do examine exercises. A portion of the other ongoing activities for limit developing incorporate setting of Space Technology Incubation Centers (S-TIC) and Regional Academic Centers for Space (RAC-S).
Data was given by the Union Minister of State Development of North-Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh in composed answer to an quesstion in Rajya Sabha.