Year-End Review -2022: Department of Space

Source: The post is based on the articleYear-End Review -2022: Department of Spacepublished in PIB on 3rd January 2023

What is the News?

The Department of Space has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.

What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Department of Space in 2022?

Key missions: Altogether 44 spacecraft missions, 42 launch vehicle missions and 5 technology demonstrators, have been successfully realized, since 2014 till date.

In 2017, PSLV C-37 created a world record by successfully placing 104 satellites in orbit during a single launch.

India’s second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched in 2019 on-board GSLV Mk III-M1.

LVM3 (GSLV MkIII) M2/OneWeb India-1 Mission was successfully accomplished in 2022. With this launch, LVM3 exemplifies Atmanirbharata and enhances India’s competitive edge in the global commercial launch service market.

ISRO successfully demonstrated new technology with Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) – a game changer with multiple applications for future missions.

Academic support, Capacity building and Outreach

UNNATI (UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training by ISRO)

Young Scientist Programme or YUva VIgyani KAryakram(YUVIKA)

SpaceTech Innovation Network(SpIN)

Space Technology Incubational Centres (STIC): In order to boost space research activities, STIC has been established at some of the key locations of the country since 2018.

Under this initiative, currently, around nine Space Technology Cells (STC), Six STIC and Six Regional Academic Centre for Space (RACS) are operational.

Reforms and enhanced participation of industries

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) 

Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) 

Vikram-S (Prarambh mission)

Agnikul Cosmos inaugurated India’s first private space vehicle launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) in Sriharikota.

GSAT-24 

Disaster Management

Monitoring flood inundation, generation of flood hazard zonation atlases of flood-prone states, developing flood early warning models, multiple daily detections & dissemination of active forest fires, forecasting cyclone track; intensity & landfall, damage assessment due to earthquakes and landslides, etc. were carried out.

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