Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Current Affairs - 2020

ISRO inaugurates ‘Yuvika 2019’: The Young Scientist Programme

ISRO Chairman Dr K. Sivan inaugurated ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme called ‘Yuvika 2019’ at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Key Highlights About: The YUVIKA (or ‘YUva VIgyani KAryakram’) 2019, is a two week (14 days) summer vacation residential training programme, which will be conducted by ISRO from 13 May to Read More…

PM confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering the Prime Minister asked the scientific community to take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and develop technologies that will make India a global hub for manufacturing, knowledge and technology-based industries. Eleven scientists Read More…

Lithium-ion cell technology Transfer by ISRO

ISRO has selected 10 companies for the Lithium-ion cell technology Transfer after the examination of Request for Qualification which contained a brief description of the qualification aspects, technology transfer process, timelines and other relevant details. Firms Selected for Technology Transfer The firms selected by ISRO for the technology transfer are: Amara Raja Batteries Limited, Chittoor. Read More…

ISRO to transfer lithium ion cell technology to industries for mass production

ISRO’s rocket sciences arm Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has decided to transfer its own in-house lithium ion (Li ion) cell technology to successful Indian industries and start-ups on non-exclusive basis in automobiles for Rs. 1 crore. The initiative aims to accelerate development of indigenous electric vehicle (EV) industry and reduce dependence of imported lithium Read More…

RH300 sounding rocket launched for atmospheric studies

The RH-300 MKII sounding rocket developed by IRSO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was successfully launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Key Facts The rocket was launched by VSSC under Sounding Rocket Experiment (SOUREX) programme for atmospheric studies. It utilises this rocket to study Equatorial E and lower ionosphere regions of Read More…