RESPOND Programme of ISRO
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech; Space
- IIT, Delhi said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will support eight joint research projects mooted by the Space Technology Cell (STC), IIT-Delhi.
- The ISRO will support the projects under its RESPOND programme with varying duration of 1-3 years.
- STC was set up at IIT, Delhi under an MoU signed between the ISRO and IIT-D in November 2019.
- Aim of STC: To strengthen the research collaboration between the two organisations and to carry out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables.
- Since then, eight collaborative research projects have been announced.
- Some of the projects include developing a system for drought and flood forecasting and understanding land-atmosphere interactions.
- Main objectives of the RESPOND Programme: To establish strong links with premiere academic institutions in India to carry out research and developmental projects which are of relevance to Space and derive useful outputs of such R&D to support ISRO programmes.