NEW DELHI -The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – the name fills each and every Indian with a sense of pride. The spectacular rise of ISRO since its inception in 1962 has made the world look up to India in the field of science and technology. It is the sheer dedication and diligent work of the scientists working at ISRO who started their journey from cycle and bullock cart and now are successfully launching satellites and rockets with almost great precision and success.
ISRO- Missions successfully accomplished
One of the first major accomplishments of ISRO was when it successfully launched the rocket. Among its other achievements are:
- Successfully completed 109 spacecraft missions
- 77 launch missions
- 10 students’ satellites
- 2 Reentry missions
- 319 foreign satellites
Budget allocation for ISRO Post 2014
One of the biggest reasons for the recent accomplishments of ISRO is the financial boost which it has got from the central government. Since 2014, the budget allocation increased from 50% to almost 100%. Of late ISRO is working closely with private players with an aim to increase their footprint.
Upcoming Projects of ISRO
Times have changed and now ISRO is moving at a very rapid pace in the sphere of high level of research and exploration of the Universe. The interesting part is that these researches which will be undertaken by Indian Space Research Organisation will echo the vision of Indian Prime Minister “be vocal for local,” since indigenous technology will be developed and used. Moreover a large number of Indians will be involved in many such upcoming projects. Some of the missions which ISRO is planning to complete by 2050 are:
Project Name and Year
|Name of Project||Year and Objective of mission|
|Aditya||2019-2020 To study Sun|
|Gaganyan||2021 With Indian astronauts|
|X-ray polarimeter||2021 to study X-Ray photons from |
different celestial bodies at 600-700 km
|MangalYaan 2||2024 to study atmosphere of Mars|
|Mission Venus||2023 Understand Venus (400 KM)|
|Moon Mission||2023 with Japan (lunar rover, lander)|
|Astrosat 2||2025 dedicated multi wavelength telescope|
|Space Station||India’s own space station|
It is important for ISRO to successfully complete these missions as in 2028, the international space will be decommissioned. With India emerging as leader in the space world, it might also top in showing the path to other countries as well. Moreover, treading on the path of growth in the space world will also help in reducing India’s dependency on Russia and France in different spheres.