ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) will prioritise Research and Development over production and delivery. Simultaneously, it will also move its operational activity to its Marketing arm New Space India Limited (NSIL), in a public sector enterprise under the Department of Space (DOS).
S. Somnath, the Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), stated this at a function marking the launch of the platinum Jubilee year celebration of the Raman Research Institute(RRI) in Valiyamala in Kerala.
S. Somnath dictated that “all these activities will move to the operational sector and ISRO will focus more on research and development of advanced technologies.”
This focus on R&D will strengthen relationships with the other Scientific organisation and ISRO. The research will help to declare more advanced technology in the coming years.
Why research is Important in ISRO
Research and development are considered the backbone of the Department of Space (DOS). When it comes to fulfilling the needs of society, DOS is helping out through its various research programmes.
According to S.Somnath, the outcomes we get in ISRO are clear, showing that it is initially designed for R&D.
Also, research and development became necessary for them to intrigue in any technology or to develop advanced technology in the Space domain.
Raman Research Institute’s (RRI) Director, Prof. Tarun Souradeep, said a premier institution founded in 1948 by Nobel Laureate Sir C V Raman is entering its 75th year of promoting research in frontier areas of Physics under contemporary research themes. He too stressed the importance of research and development.