ISRO-IIST join hands for Futuristic Projects

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) for futuristic research orbit.


Partnership between ISRO and IIST is similar to partnership between Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and US Space Agency NASA for futuristic research orbit. JPL is funded by NASA while managed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

ISRO-IIST Partnership

ISRO and IIST have joined hands to carry research activities. To coordinate joint research activities a dedicated framework has now been framed with capacity building programme office (CBPO). CBPO is located at ISRO headquarters.

Advanced Space Research Group

An advanced space research group has been constituted in order to identify application-oriented research projects which are important to ISRO centres and matches with interests of IIST faculty. Apart from that, empowered overseeing committee has been set up to review and approve proposals. It comprises of a mix of two years, three-five years, and seven-year projects which would be pursued by IIST.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

NASA’s JPL was founded by Caltech faculty. It is a leading centre to carry robotic exploration of solar system. It also carries earth-orbit and astronomy missions. Workforce of JPL includes a diverse population of scientists, technologists, engineers, developers, designers, safety experts, communicators and business administrators.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

IIST is situated at Thiruvananthapuram. It is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956. It is an autonomous body functioning under Department of Space of Government of India. This institute was constituted by keeping in mind the need for high quality manpower in Indian Space Research Organization. IIST is first of its kind institute in India which offer a high-quality education at undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. It was inaugurated on September 14, 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair.


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