|National Point of Contact|
|Aafaque R. Khan
Feb 2013-Feb 2017
Young Space Activities Overview in India
India has traditionally been a place of astronomy since Aryabhata, a famous Indian mathematician, who lived about 1,500 years ago. Several amateur astronomy clubs have spread across the country recently, inspired by the recent success of Chandrayaan. Several student satellite projects are in development and two such satellites have been launched with help from ISRO. SGAC has worked actively in linking people involved in these clubs with each other. Activities in the various astronomy and space clubs include star gazing, rover engineering, small satellite development, quiz competitions, space art creation and many other things.
Space Activities India 2013
This year will be a historic one for Indian space sector as ISRO Gears up for Launch of GSLV Mk-III the next generation Geosynchronous Launchers. Other Scheduled and tentative launches are as follows:
PSLV C20 FLP carrying SARAL, Sapphire, NEOSSat, BRITE, UniBRITE, AAUSAT3 and STRaND-1
- GSLV-D5 (Mk II return to flight) SLP- GSAT-14
- PSLV C22 FLP- IRNSS-1
- PSLV C25 (XL) – Mangal Yaan (Mars Orbiter)
- GSLV Mk III X1, SLP - "atmospheric test"
Country-Specific Events in 2013