The Space Centers in India are spread all around the country. This article will guide you through various Space Research Centers with their locations and some important points.
Space Centers in India are located in various cities with the aim of achieving various space missions. The Department of Space, the primary body of these space centres, is responsible for monitoring and regulating the Indian Space programs.
Brief History of Space Centers in India
In 1961, the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, entrusted the responsibility of space research and peaceful usage of outer space to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
In 1962, with the aim to organise a national space programme, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), with Dr Vikram Sarabhai as chairman, set up Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).
Later the INCOSPAR was reconstituted as an advisory body under the India National Science Academy (INSA), and on August 15, 1969, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established.
Being one of the six largest space agencies in the world, it was brought under the Department of Space (DOS) on June 1, 1972.
Remember the name of the Space Centers and the Space Agencies in India are important for various competitive exams. Therefore we have listed all the important Space Research Centers to make your exam preparation smooth and easy.
List of Space Centers in India:
|Location||Space Centers and Space Agencies|
|New Delhi||DOS branch secretariat|
ISRO branch office
Delhi earth station
|Dehradun||Indian Institute of Remote Sensing|
Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia-Pacific (CSSTEAP)
|Byalalu||Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN)|
Indian Space Science Data Centre (ISSDC)
|Lucknow||ISTRAC Ground Station|
|Aluva||Ammonium Perchlorate Experimental Plant|
|Bhopal||Master Control Facility-B (MCF)|
|Chandigarh||Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)|
|Shillong||North Eastern Space Application Centre|
|Hyderabad||NRSA or NRSC – National Remote Sensing Agency /Centre|
|Tirupati||NMRF-National Atmospheric Research Laboratory|
|Sriharikota||Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR|
|Port Blair||Down Range Station|
|Mahendra Giri||ISRO Propulsion Complex|
|Thiruvananthapuram||Vikram Sarabhai Space CentreLiquid Propulsion Systems CentreISRO Inertial Systems UnitIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)|
|Hassan||Master Control Facility|
|Banglore||Space CommissionDepartment of Space and ISRO HeadquartersCivil Engineering Programme OfficeU R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC)Laboratory for Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS)Southern RRSCHuman Space Flight Centre (HSFC)INSAT Program OfficeNNRMS Secretariat- National Natural Resources Management SystemAntrix CorporationISTRAC-ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command NetworkNew Space India Limited (NSIL)Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre|
|Mumbai||ISRO Liaison office|
|Nagpur||Central RRSC-Regional Remote Sensing Centre|
|Mount Abu||Infrared Observatory|
|Ahmedabad||Space Application Centre (SAC)Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU)|
|Jodhpur||Western RRSC – Regional Remote Sensing Centre|