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What is the difference between ISRO and NASA?

NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the full form of ISRO is the Indian Space Research Organisation.

The basic difference between ISRO and NASA is as follows – 

A research agency A space administration agency
Established in 1969 Established in 1958
Mostly based on a development-oriented missions like communication, weather forecasting satellites, etc Mostly based on research-oriented missions
Built India’s first satellite, Aryabhata The first agency to put a man on the moon
ISRO superseded Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) NASA superseded National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
Achievements – 

  1. Mars orbiter mission (MOM) – India became the first nation to reach Mars in its first attempt.
  2. PSLV C37 – launched 104 satellites from a single rocket.
  3. Chandrayaan – India’ s first space mission to moon in 2008

  1. NASA has launched 1091 unmanned space satellites and 109 manned missions to different planets in the solar system.
  2. Apollo 1 – 1st spaceflight to moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) landed on moon in 1969
  3. Hubble space telescope – biggest telescope launched in lower orbit of the earth in 1990.


Related Links
Satellite Launch Vehicle Program Juno Mission – NASA Space Probe to Jupiter
NASA and Axiom Space – Ax-1 Mission  NISAR – NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission
Gaganyaan Mission List of Indian Satellites – (1975-2021)


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