Space (2019 | Issue 1)

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India has scripted a success story in space. Its space programme has developed significantly as it moves towards self-reliance. The world sat up and took note of its many successes, especially the Mangalyaan mission. The fact that the Indian Space Research Organisation’s budget for 2019–2020 crossed ₹10,000 crores for the first time shows how important the space sector is regarded in India.

Since its inception, India’s space programme has been closely linked to the country’s social needs. Satellites were developed to provide telecommunication, weather forecasting, telemedicine, environmental monitoring, disaster management,  national security, mapping and agricultural assessment. What’s Up, Germany? gives you a fast-paced overview of India’s space sector.