List of Space Centres & Indian Space Agencies

This article will abreast you with various Space Research Centers in India, their locations and some salient points related to these research centres.

Many Space Research Centers and Units are located in various cities. These Space Centers work to achieve space missions. The names of these Space Research Centers and their location are important for candidates preparing for competitive exams. Therefore, we have brought together a list of Space Research Centers and units in India to make your exam preparation a smooth ride.

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Indian Space Research Centers & Units

General Awareness for competitive exams like Bank exams that include IBPS, RBI, SBI, etc. Insurance exams, Government exams and the toughest of all the UPSC exams require candidates to keep updated on different subjects and one such subject is the Space Research Centres and units in India.

For detailed information on the UPSC exam, syllabus, exam pattern and optional subjects kindly check the linked article.

To help aspirants gain an edge over competitors below is the compiled list of Space Research Centres in India.

Indian Space Research Centers & Units
Location Space Centres
New Delhi DOS branch secretariat
ISRO branch office
Delhi earth station
Dehradun Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia-Pacific (CSSTEAP)
Byalalu Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN)
Indian Space Science Data Centre (ISSDC)
Lucknow ISTRAC Ground Station
Kolkata Eastern RRCC
Aluva Ammonium Perchlorate Experimental Plant
Bhopal Master Control Facility-B (MCF)
Chandigarh Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)
Shillong North Eastern Space Application Centre
Hyderabad NRSA or NRSC – National Remote Sensing Agency /Centre
Tirupati NMRF-National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR
Port Blair Down Range Station
Mahendra Giri ISRO Propulsion Complex
Thiruvananthapuram Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
ISRO Inertial Systems Unit
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
Hassan Master Control Facility
Banglore Space Commission
Department of Space and ISRO Headquarters
Civil Engineering Programme Office
U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC)
Laboratory for Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS)
Southern RRSC
Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC)
INSAT Program Office
NNRMS Secretariat- National Natural Resources Management System
Antrix Corporation
ISTRAC-ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network
New Space India Limited (NSIL)
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
Mumbai ISRO Liaison office
Nagpur Central RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Mount Abu Infrared Observatory
Ahmedabad Space Application Centre (SAC)
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU)
Jodhpur Western RRSC – Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Udaipur Solar Observatory

Though the number of questions on Space Research Centres and Units in India asked in the examinations is relatively less but the competition is fierce and you cannot afford to lose a single mark.

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Indian Space Research centres – Salient Points

  1. The first Indian to travel in space was Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma (Soyuz T-11 Vehicle).
  2. The first Indian Origin (American) woman in Space was Kalpana Chawla.
  3. World’s first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 was launched by the USSR October 4, 1957.
  4. ISRO made Aryabhatta – the Indian satellite was launched on April 19th, 1975, by the USSR.
  5. The first person to walk in space was Alexei Leonov.
  6. Neil Armstrong is the first person to walk on the Moon.
  7. The first animal sent to space was Laika, the Soviet space dog. It was sent through Sputnik-2 vehicle by the USSR.
  8. Yuri A. Gagarin was the first person to go to space through Vostok 1 vehicle.
  9. The first woman to reach Space through Vostok-6 vehicle was Valentina Tereshkova. She went on June 16, 1963.

Hence, It is prudent that aspirants preparing for any competitive exams should be well versed in the Center for Space Research and Developments in the Country. This topic holds relevance for the General awareness section of all types of competitive exams and for the Science & Technology section in the UPSC exams.

Indian Space research centres are an important static GK topic. For information on various Static GK check the article linked here.

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