Indian Space Research Organisation, formed in 1969, superseded the erstwhile INCOSPAR. Vikram Sarabhai, having identified the role and importance of space technology in a Nation’s development, provided ISRO the necessary direction to function as an agent of development. ISRO then embarked on its mission to provide the Nation space based services and to develop the technologies to achieve the same independently.
India decided to go to space when Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up by the Government of India in 1962.
Throughout the years, ISRO has upheld its mission of bringing space to the service of the common man, to the service of the Nation.
ISRO maintains one of the largest fleet of communication satellites (INSAT) and remote sensing (IRS) satellites, that cater to the ever growing demand for fast and reliable communication and earth observation respectively.
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