Rs 4482.20 crore spent on Space Research in the year 2010-11
Written by Anand   
Thursday, 24 November 2011

New Delhi: Rs 4482.20 crore have been spent on Space Research in the year 2010-11. The budget for Space Research is provided based on the programmatic consideration. The budget in the coming years is proposed to be increased towards development of Advanced Communication Satellites, Launch Vehicle Technologies etc.

There are 24 Space Research Centres and Units in the country. Bangalore has the maximum number with 5 centres. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office Sh V Narayanasamy during the winter session of the Parliament.

Indigenous technology is put to use in India's advances in space science, technology and applications in the areas of propulsion systems, propellants, strategic and special materials, aerodynamic structures, navigation and guidance systems, avionics, space instrumentation, flight computers, manufacturing technologies, thermal control system, space grade electrical systems, etc.

India has also developed indigenous capability in design, development and realization of state-of-the-art satellite, launch vehicles and related ground systems.

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