Development of Space Technology

  • Space Science experiments often demand development of new technologies. Some of the new developments made in the last three years are as listed below :
  1. Development of highly polished optical mirrors.
  2. Development of large, light-weight collimators with non-cylindrical aperture.
  3. 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.

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