ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is the primary space agency of India. ISRO is established in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). Main objective of space programme includes development of satellites, launch vehicles, Sounding Rockets and associated ground systems. Headquartered in Bangalore, ISRO is under the administrative control of the Department of Space, Government of India.

ISRO built India's first satellite, Aryabhata, which was launched by the Soviet Union in 1975. In 1980, Rohini became the first satellite to be placed in orbit by an Indian-made launch vehicle, SLV-3. ISRO subsequently developed two other rockets: the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) for launching satellites into polar orbits and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) for placing satellites into geostationary orbits. These rockets have launched numerous communications satellites and earth observation satellite. In 2008, Chandrayaan-1, India sent its first mission to the Moon.


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