A majority people from around the world may not know about ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization), But ISRO is the 5th most successful space agency in the world with a success rate of 96.66% which is just 1.34% lower than NASA. Let’s not forget that NASA has a higher budget of US$20 billion and ISRO has a budget of only US$1.4 billion.
ISRO’s Big Missions:
On November 5th, 2013 ISRO launched Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) using RSLV-XL C25 and on September 23rd, 2014 India become the world 1st country to reach mars in 1st attempt with a very low budget of US$71 million which is just 11% of NASA’s orbit mission.
On February 15, 2017, ISRO made the world record by successfully launching 104 Satellites in one go, 140 out of 101 were nano satellites, 96 were from the United States and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
By using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Sriharikota on March 28, 2015, ISRO gave India it’s own Global Positioning System(GPS) and made India the 6th country to have its own GPS.
It’s impossible to cover all ISRO mission in this article but these were the coolest mission accomplished ISRO.
Technology/Information For Everyone:
In 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a promise to South Asia that India will gift an advanced satellite to South Asia region. On May 05, 2017, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg “South Asia Satellite”. The data from South Asia Satellite will be shared with Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Afganistan. This data was also offered to Pakistan, but Pakistan denied it by saying “we have our own space program.” Satellite was named “SAARC” But after offer denied by Pakistan it’s named “South Asia Satellite”
S.A Satellite will benefit 1.5 billion people in South Asia region in telecommunications, broadcasting, education and telemedicine. The satellite will also be providing disaster management system linked to all nations.
“Through this project, the region will achieve effective communication, better governance, better banking services and better education in remote areas”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi
ISRO is also working on next Mars Mission which is expected to be complete by 2020.
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