22 Interesting Facts About ISRO and its Journey

ISRO’s full name is the Indian Space Research Organization which is the National Space Institute of India, whose main job is to provide India with technologies related to space like satellites, launchers, and ground systems with sounding rockets. It is controlled by the Department of Space which sends the report directly to the Prime Minister of India. Do you think you know everything there is to know about ISRO? Think again! Check out these 22 interesting facts about ISRO. you may have never heard.

ISRO is ready to make history, you know these Interesting Facts about ISRO? Indian Space Research Organization is ready to make history on 15 February 2017. A record of 104 satellites will be launched simultaneously by ISRO from Sri Harikota Space Center in Andhra Pradesh. On this occasion, let us know some special things related to ISRO.

ISRO launched its first satellite on 19 April 1975. The Prime Minister of India at that time was Mrs Indira Gandhi. ISRO has a space centre in a total of 21 cities in India, since it was founded by Vikram Sarabhai, hence Vikram Sarabhai is also considered the “father” of the Indian space program.

FACT#1. ISRO’s Full From is “Indian Space Research Organization“. Its headquarters are in Bangalore, it is controlled by the Department of Space which sends a report directly to the Prime Minister of India. ISRO has a total of 13 centres in India.

FACT#2 ISRO was founded by Dr Vikram Sarabhai did independence day in 1969. He is also considered the father of the Indian space program.

FACT#3. India, including the US, Russia, France, Japan China, are among the six countries in the world that have the ability to make satellites and launch satellites on their land.

FACT#4. Apart from launching 86 satellites for India, ISRO has so far also launched 79 satellites for 21 different countries.

FACT#5 ISRO’s budget is 0.34% of the central government’s total expenditure and 0.08% of GDP. It does not cost much.

FACT#6.¬†ISRO’s last 40-year spending is equal to NASA’s six months expenditure. and the hand NASA’s internet speed is 91GBps and ISRO’s internet speed is 2GBps.

FACT#7 Pakistan also has a space agency named SUPARCO. It was formed in 1961 while ISRO in 1969. ISRO has launched 86 satellites for itself but SUPARCO has launched only 2 with the help of foreign countries.

FACT#8¬†At the time of the launch of India’s first rocket, Indian scientists used to board buses from Thiruvananthapuram every day and eat lunch from the railway station. Parts of the first rocket were carried on bicycles.

FACT#9. Aryabhata was the first satellite of ISRO which was launched on 19 April 1975 with the help of Russia.

FACT#10. In 1981 the APPLE Satellite was moved to a bullock cart due to a lack of resources.

FACT#11. The SLV-3 was the first indigenous satellite launched by India and the director of this project was Dr A. P.J. Abdul Kalam.

FACT#12.¬†The ANTRIX, it is ISRO’s commercial division that takes our space technology to other countries. ANTRIX’s board of directors is two of the country’s biggest industrialists, Ratan Tata and Jamshed Godrej.

FACT#13.¬† ¬†It is said that ISRO is an organization in which most bachelor’s work. ISRO is the most single scientist than any other organization. He never married and devoted his entire life to the organization.

FACT#14. In 2008-09, ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1, whose budget was Rs 350 crores while It was 8-9 times less than NASA. It was on this that water was discovered.

FACT#15. India (ISRO) is the only country to reach Mars in its first attempt. The United States of America was unsuccessful 5 times, and China and Russia were unsuccessful in their first attempt.

FACT#16.¬†ISRO’s Mars mission is the cheapest at just Rs 450 crores. and cost Rs 12 per km, which is equivalent to the fare of an auto. Our Mars mission is cheaper than in many Hollywood films.

FACT#17. ISRO has created Bhuvan Satellite. It is like the native version of Google Earth and a web-based 3D satellite imagery tool.

FACT#18. ISRO successfully launched its navigational satellites which were called the IRNSS GPS Satellite, when many countries depend upon the US GPS for navigational purposes.

FACT#19. Satellite data can also be purchased from ISRO. You can take this opportunity if you need HD pictures etc.

FACT#20. Do you think that ISRO is a small organization? But for your information, let us tell you that ISRO earned 14 billion rupees in 2014. 

FACT#21. ISRO also has a Facebook page. Here information related to ISRO is constantly updated. The page has about 1.3 million followers.

FACT#22. On 22 April 2008, ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1. Whose budget was three and a half hundred crores

List of chairmen of the Indian Space Research Organisation

   ISRO Chairman        Tenure Length of
1. Vikram Sarabhai  From 1963 to 1972  9 years
2. M. G. K. Menon  From Jan. 1972 to Sept. 1972  9 months
3. Satish Dhawan  From 1972 to 1984  12 years
4. Prof. U R Rao  From 1984 to 1994  10 years
5. K. Kasturirangan  From 1994 to 2003  9 years
6. G. Madhavan
 From 2003 to 2009  6 years
7. K. Radhakrishnan  From 2009 to 2014  5 years
8. Shailesh Nayak  From 1 Jan. 2015 to 12 Jan. 2015                 12 days
9. A. S. Kiran Kumar  From 2015 to 2018  3 years
10. K. Sivan  From Jan 2018 Till the date













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