Space Applications Centre

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Space Applications Centre
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SAC logo
Agency overview
TypeSpace agency
HeadquartersAhmedabad, Gujarat
AdministratorD. K. Das[1] (Director)

The Space Applications Centre (SAC) is an institution of research in Ahmedabad under the aegis of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is one of the major centres of ISRO that is engaged in the research, development and demonstration of applications of space technology in the field of telecommunications, remote sensing, meteorology and satellite navigation (Sat Nav). This includes research and development of on-board systems, ground systems and end user equipment hardware and software.

Some of the achievements of the Space Applications Centre include development of communication and meteorological payloads for INSAT satellites, optical and microwave payloads for IRS satellites. SAC provides its infrastructure to conduct training courses to the students of the Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and The Pacific (CSSTEAP). It was founded by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.[2]

SAC has three campuses, two of which are located at Ahmedabad and one at Delhi.


  1. ^ "D. K. Das is new head of Space Applications centre". SAC Website. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai". Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 23°01′30″N 72°31′01″E / 23.025°N 72.517°E / 23.025; 72.517