ISRO was founded by Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai.
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
was an Indian scientist and astronomer
who pioneered space exploration and contributed to the development of nuclear power in India
. In 1966, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan
, and in 1972, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan
. He is popularly regarded as the 'Father of Indian Space Program
' around the globe.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
is India's federal space agency, with headquarters in Bengaluru
. It is managed by the Department of Space (DOS)
, which is officially directed by the Prime Minister, and the Chairman of ISRO
also serves as the executive of DOS. ISRO is India's major organization for space-based activities, space travel, and the advancement of associated technology
. It is one of only six national space organizations on the planet with official launch abilities, cryogenic motors, the ability to conduct extra-terrestrial operations, and the ability to run vast networks of orbiting satellites.