Recently ISRO has collaborate with Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) for futuristic research orbit.

Partnership between Indian Space Research Organisation and IIST is similar to partnership between Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA for futuristic research orbit. JPL is funded by NASA while managed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

ISRO-IIST Partnership

Both have joined hands to carry research activities. To coordinate joint research activities a dedicated framework has now been framed with capacity building programme office. CBPO is located at ISRO headquarters.

Advanced Space Research Group

It has been constituted in order to identify application-oriented research projects which are important to ISRO centres and matches with interests of Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology faculty. Apart from that, empowered overseeing committee has been set up to review and approve proposals. It comprises of a mix of 2-years, 3-5 years, and 7-year projects which would be pursued by IIST.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was founded by Caltech faculty. It is a leading centre to carry robotic exploration of solar system. JPL also carries earth-orbit and astronomy missions. Workforce of Jet Propulsion Laboratory includes a diverse population of scientists, technologists, engineers, developers, designers, safety experts, communicators and business administrators.

About Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is located at Thiruvananthapuram. It is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of UGC Act of 1956. It is an autonomous body functioning under Department of Space of India Government. This institute was constituted by keeping in mind the need for high quality manpower in ISRO. IIST is first of its kind institute in India which offer a high-quality education at undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. It was inaugurated on 14th September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair.

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