ISRO sets its fourth RAC-S in Karnataka

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sets its fourth Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) at Surathkal in Mangaluru taluk.

Key Points:

  • The centre helps for the advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian Space programme.
  • It also helps in the promotion of space technology in southern regions like Tamil Nadu,Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
  • ISRO has set its first RAC-S in Jaipur, second at Guwahati and third at Kurukshetra.
  • ISRO will provide Rs 2 Crore annually per year for the conduct of research and development project.

About ISRO:

  • Chairman-K Sivan
  • Headquarters-Bengaluru
  • ISRO CPBO director- Dr P V Venkitakrishnan
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