ISRO’s PSLV launcher ready for launch.

ISRO’s PSLV launcher ready for launch

The ISRO PSLV launcher is ready for launching a satellite.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), headquartered in Bangalore, India, is the space agency of the Indian government. ISRO construct and launches Earth observation-, communication-, navigation-, experimental and nano satellites for the Indian Government and international clients and NGO’s. ISRO conducted more than 100 successful space missions till date.

ISRO was formed in 1969 to develop an independent Indian space program and superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), which was established in 1962. The establishment of ISRO institutionalized space activities in India and is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister of India.

In March 2019 the Finance Minister of India established NewSpace India, Ltd. (NSIL) to scale up industry participation in Indian space programmes. NSIL is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of Government of India and the commercial arm of ISRO.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) operates through a countrywide network of centers. Sensors and payloads are developed at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad. Satellites are designed, developed, assembled, and tested at the ISRO Satellite Centre in Bangalore. Launch vehicles are developed at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Launches take place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island, near Chennai. The Master Control Facilities for geostationary satellite station keeping are located at Hassan and Bhopal. Reception and processing facilities for remote-sensing data are at the National Remote Sensing Centre in Hyderabad. ISRO’s commercial arm is Antrix Corporation, which has its headquarters in Bangalore.