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RESPOND Programme of ISRO

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  • April 23, 2021
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RESPOND Programme of ISRO

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech; Space

In news

  • 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.

Key takeaways 

  • 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.

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