Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre

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ISRO Satellite Centre
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Agency overview
Formed 11 May 1972; 46 years ago (1972-05-11)
Jurisdiction Department of Space
Headquarters Bangalore, in Karnataka, India
Annual budget See the budget of ISRO
Agency executive
  • Dr. P Kunhikrishnan, Director
Parent agency ISRO
Website ISAC home page

The ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) (Hindi: इसरो उपग्रह केंद्र Kannada: ಇಸ್ರೋ ಉಪಗ್ರಹ ಕೇಂದ್ರ) is the leading centre of ISRO for design, development, fabrication and testing of all Indian made satellites. It was established in the year of 1972 as Indian Scientific Satellite Project (ISSP) in Peenya Industrial Estates of Bengaluru.[1] ISAC has been renamed as U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) after the former ISRO Chairman and ISAC founding Director Dr. Udupi Ramachandra Rao with effect from 2nd April 2018.

Situated in Vimanapura Post of Bangalore, Karnataka, the centre has recently produced and launched its 100th satellite [2] including the INSAT series, the IRS series, as well as the GSAT communication satellites.

Organisations under the umbrella of ISAC include the Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS) and the ISRO Satellite Integration and Testing Establishment (ISITE).

Dr. P. Kunhikrishnan is the current director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC).[3]

Organisation[edit]

Like other ISRO centres, ISAC is organised under Matrix Management Structure. The centre is divided into many Functional Areas like Control and Mission Area, Electronic Systems Area, Mechanical Systems Area, Reliability and Components Area etc. Each Area is further divided into groups. For instance, Control and Mission area has many groups like Control Systems Group, Flight Dynamics Group etc. Again Groups are divided into Divisions. For example, Control Systems Group has many divisions like Control Electronics Division, Control Dynamics and Analysis Division etc. Apart from this, Project Planning and Evaluation Group, Computer and Information Group, Space Astronomy and Instrumentation Division are independent, also facilities (like Thermovac facility etc.) and Projects (like IRS, INSAT,SATNAV, etc.) also exists.

Former directors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangalore's ISRO Satellite Centre turns forty".
  2. ^ "ISAC's maiden century".
  3. ^ "SDSC-SHAR chief Kunhikrishnan appointed U R Rao Satellite Centre's director". Business Standard. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "DR T K Alex Appointed as New Director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore".
  6. ^ "S K Shivakumar takes over as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore".
  7. ^ "M Annadurai takes over as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore".

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