Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made a record with its 20 successful satellite launch in orbit that is Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, also known as the GSLV. It is an extremely proud moment for India as its biggest space mission got monumental accomplishment. At first glance, the amount spent by the Indian government on GSLV is shocking - according to the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), K Radhakrishnan, the agency spent Rs 220 crore on the development of the GSLV. 

The workhorse PSLV-C34 was launched from the spaceport Satish Dhawan Centre in Shriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The PSLV-C34 mission consists of 17 commercial satellites as part of its payload along with two from Indian academic institution. The main catch is the Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation which is around 725.5 kg of cargo. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLR) rocket has an immaculate reputation of about two decades. In about 30 minutes the 20 satellites were in the designated polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). This is by far the biggest of ISRO’s achievements and they are ecstatic with joy over it. Our scientists have proved that we are not going to be an underdeveloped country for long.

The primary objectives of ISRO are to develop and enhance space technology and expand its applications for the benefit of the nation. Dr Vikram Sarabhai, who is considered the father of the Indian Space Program, stated clearly that the establishment of a space research organization is not for conflicts or war.