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India's contribution to Unispace+50 initiatives

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established in August 1969. The Government of India constituted the Space Commission and established the Department of Space (DOS) in June 1972 and brought ISRO under DOS in September 1972. ISRO under DOS, executes space program through its establishments located at different places in India. The prime objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its applications for the societal benefits. ISRO has been active member of UNOOSA since its inception.

Towards the UNISPACE initiative, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is working on a system of "UN led international constellation of satellites" for Disaster risk reduction, GNSS, Telecommunication and other initiatives focused at developing countries. UNOOSA's (www.unoosa.org) is making efforts to offer developing countries a simplified and increased access to satellite technologies as part of the UNISPACE initiative.

During the "54th session of Scientific & Technical Sub Committee of COPUOS (United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space)" at Vienna in February 2017, UNOOSA requested member states to propose new initiatives for UNISPACE. India suggested for conducting a capacity building programme on small satellites realisation through a combination of theoretical coursework and hands on training on Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT). UNOOSA welcomed this concept and proposed to work jointly with India to make this programme a deliverable for UNISPACE+50 conference. U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) being the ISRO's lead centre for satellite building, has formulated the basic structure of this programme. This announcement brochure provides the details of capacity building programme on small satellite realisation to be conducted by URSC, ISRO in coordination with UNOOSA.

Important Dates:

Programme Announcement: June 2018

 Batch 1Batch 2Batch 3
Commencement of registrationAugust 16, 2018May 15, 2019May 15, 2020
Last date to applySeptember 30, 2018
(Extended upto October 31, 2018)
June 30, 2019June 30, 2020
Finalisation of candidatesOctober 31, 2018July 31, 2019July 31, 2020
Commencement of courseJanuary 15, 2019October 15, 2019October 15, 2020
Completion of courseMarch 15, 2019December 15, 2019December 15, 2020

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