Indian Space Association: Targeting the Next Frontier for India’s Space Programme
Hasan Jawaid Khan
India’s space programme has always evoked a sense of pride among the country’s citizens. From a modest beginning nearly six decades back, when a Nike-Apache sounding rocket was launched on 21 November 1963, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has transitioned to creating world-class facilities and developing precision launching expertise. Along the way, it notched up enviable successes like launching the lowest-cost mission to the Moon and Mars.
The transformation of the Indian space programme from its humble beginnings to facing technology denials and to a situation today where foreign countries look up to ISRO for the launch of their satellites is truly remarkable. ISRO’s successes and its endeavours over the years have truly positioned India as one of the major space-faring nations in the world…Read more on NOPR