Safeguarding India’s Space Assets: ISRO To Develop Indigenous System For Tracking Space Debris

In a bid to safeguard India’s space assets, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to set up a network of telescopes and radar to develop its own system to keep a track of space debris, reports Times of India.

According to the report, the network will be set up under the Directorate of Space Situation Awareness and Management. At present, as many as 50 functional satellites Of ISRO, including communication, navigation and surveillance satellites, are orbiting in space.

As per the report, ISRO chairman K Sivan said that the space agency, till now, was depended on North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) data available in public domain for keeping track of space debris and monitoring its active and passive satellites.  Read More

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