- The Indian Space Research Organisation is planning to launch a TV channel to promote scientific temper in the country.
- As a part of Dr.Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebrations, ISRO is planning various outreach activities in the field of space education
- A dedicated TV Channel called ISRO TV has been planned to showcase space applications, developments and science issues.
- The TV channel planned for launch next year will be broadcast in regional languages.
- ISRO is also planning to publish an exclusive magazine regarding developments at the Space Agency.
- It will organise training camps for the students from class 8 to 10 to help them make their own small satellite.
- Two new Space Technology Research Centers are planned in Jammu and Tripura.
- Like NASA, ISRO will soon open its spaceport, Sriharikota launch centre, for public watch.
- In order to attract contributions from outside, ISRO is planning to set up Six incubation centres for startups in the field of space technology.
In honor of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
- With an initial outlay of Rs. 50 crore, ISRO is planning various activities to commemorate the centenary celebration of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
- In his honor, ISRO will name its first Indian moon landing spacecraft as ‘Vikram’.
- ‘Vikram’ will be onboard Chandrayaan-2 mission scheduled in January 2019.
- A chair each at Cambridge University, Gujarat University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), would be set up, for giving awards, scholarships and fellowships.
- ISRO in association with International Astronautical Federation will also organize a series of 100 lectures across the country by experts.
About Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
- Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919.
- He is remembered as the founding father of the Indian space programme.
- Sarabhai was the first chairman of ISRO.
- He set up the Physical Research laboratory in Ahmedabad in 1947.
- Sarabhai established first rocket launching station in India at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram.
- He also established a space centre at Thiruvananthapuram. Thus it is called Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre today.
- He was instrumental in establishing Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.