In 1969, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was set up with headquartered in Bangalore/Bangaluru for the purpose of rapid development in space technology. In 1972, space commission was set up and in 1975, India launched its first satellite “Aryabhatta” under the leadership of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and his close aide and scientist Vikram Sarabhai. The establishment of ISRO thus institutionalised space activities in India. It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister of India.
Objectives of ISRO:
Directed towards, self reliant use of space technology for national development with the main thrust on:
(a) Mass communication and education via satellite.
(b) Survey and management of natural resources through remote sensing technology, environmental monitoring and meteorological forecasting.
(c) Development of indigenous satellites and satellite launch vehicles.
Organizational Structure of the ISRO:
ISRO is managed by the Department of Space (DoS) of the Government of India. DoS itself falls under the authority of the Prime Minister and the Space
Other Institutions Managed by ISRO: