India’s Blooming Space Ambitions

Availing the hit back of the globalization, India Incessantly made efforts to affirm its position on global platform in space technology by launching the spates of satellites, drawing the attention by various counties of the world. Space activists in India started early in 1960s with the scientific Investigation on upper atmosphere in Ionosphere. Established in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). ISRO is head quartered at Bengaluru and is under the administrative control the Department of Space, Government of India. Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) is amongst one of the largest government Space Agency in the world. Its primary objective is to advance Space technology and use its application for national benefits.

Aryabhatta’s is the Indian’s first satellite and has been named after the famous Astronomer. It was the Spacecraft to be entirely built in the county making a breakthrough in space Mission. Today, decades Ahead from Independence, India is continuously gaining ground in terms of space technology. The year 2017 was full of Achievements for the ISRO. One of the proud Achievements for the country was the launch of PSLV-C37 which carried 104 satellites including various foreign satellite in a single rocket from the space port of Andhra Pradesh Becoming the first country to script a history worldwide. The mission reinforces India’s emerging reputation as a reliable and cost effective option for launching satellite. On this stunning Victory Rajeshwari Pillai Rajagopalan; Senior fellow in Space security Studies at the observer research foundation, a New Delhi think tank, said the launch was a ”Showcase of India’s growing Capabilities”. But in contrary to that china’s green eye tried to hit back this awesome launch of India by commenting That ‘Well done India, but we are way ahead’. Reminding India that it had a world’s largest number of poor population and its space technology lagged china by miles. It clearly reveals the china’s concerns over the India’s developmental and technological advancements because now the world starts looking at India as one of the ambitious nation embedded with opportunities not only in case of space technology but in other part as well ushering huge market on global platform.

In addition to all facts, in 2014, ISRO put a satellite in to mars becoming the first Asian country to reach the red planet at fraction of the cost of a similar launch in US and Europe.

Now the question is that how ISRO role would impact the economy of our country. As we all know that we are living in the era of science and technology where cosiness of life can easily be adjudicated. ISRO is just acting like catalyst by increasing the rate of launching the satellites within a specified period of time. Satellite supports the accurate mapping and modelling of the physical world from mountain and rivers to streets and buildings. In order to maintain the pace of the development, ISRO used various technological method like GPS (global positioning system) and GIS (geographic information system) etc which can further enhance the availability, accessibility and afford ability of the resources crimping on inclusive growth.

Recently on January 12, 2018 ISRO polar satellite launch vehicle in its forty second flight, successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat- 2 series remote sensing satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. This flight was the 100th successful launch of ISRO and designated as PSLV-C40. Now ISRO was ready to amp up the number of total satellite deployment to 250 by June 18 of this year.

Writer: Deeksha


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