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 launched in India from time to time that 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
Northern RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Lucknow ISTRAC ground station
Shillong North-eastern space application center
Kharagpur Eastern RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Hyderabad NRSA or NRSC – national remote sensing agency /center
Tirupati NMRF-National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Port Blair Downrange station
Kerala ALUVA – Ammonium perchlorate experiment plant
Mahendra Giri Liquid Propulsion Test Facilities
Thiruvananthapuram Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
ISRO Inertial Systems Unit
Hassan INSAT master control facility
Banglore Space commission
HQ –ISRO
INSAT program office
NNRMS secretariat- National Natural Resources Management System
ANTRIX corporation
ISTRAC-ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network
ISRO satellite centre
Liquid propulsion systems center
Mumbai ISRO Liaison office
Nagapur Central RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Mount Abu Infrared Observatory
Ahmedabad Space Application Centre
Physical Research Laboratory
Development & educational communication unit
Jodhpur Western RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Balasore Remote Sensing Centre

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 satellite Sputnik 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, Soviet space dog. It was sent through Sputnik-2 vehicle by the USSR.
  8. Yuri 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 centers are an important static GK topic. For information on various Static GK check the article linked here.

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