Nowadays, many believe that the Satellite Technology has a bright future. India has become one of the greatest countries in satellite building and had set records over the other countries in the world. ISRO did a great job in showing what it is and what it can do in space. India has always carried a good reputation for itself as the best country in terms of Science & Technology, Space Exploration and other factors in the build-up to the economic development.
Thus, students from abroad are depending on India so that they can get some exposure to satellite technology. Starting from this year and next three years, a total of 90 qualifying engineers from different countries will be taught to build and test three small satellites each year Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K. Sivan, and other ISRO officials announced at an event in Vienna.
India is also ready to launch the small satellites built during the program if they operate well. The startups and participants shared the details of the training proposal called the Indo-UN Small Satellite Program (UNSSP).
The countries are marking the 50th year of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space called UNISPACE+50. Three such conferences held earlier recognized the potential of space and laid the guidelines for human activities and international cooperation related to outer space.
Students will gain immense knowledge in this program and they will be hosted in Bengaluru for two months each year and have to work in 3 annual batches of 30. Indian Space Research Organization’s Bengaluru-based U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), until recently called as ISAC, will train the overseas students in November and December this year through 2020, according to URSC Director M. Annadurai.
In the last 40 years, URSC has rolled over 100 Indian satellites for various purposes out of its facilities.