In a bid to honour visionary scientist and ISRO's first chief, Vikram Sarabhai and celebrate his centenary, ISRO
(The Indian Space Research Organisation) is planning to start a year long celebration from August 2019.
Celebrating Vikram Sarabhai's centenary
A dedicated ISRO TV channel is also planned to be launched by the organization for showcasing space applications,
developments and science issues. The channel will target youngsters and people in remote areas in their language.
The first Indian Moon landing spacecraft of Chandrayaan-2 mission planned for January 2019 is also renamed after the
renowned cosmic ray scientist, "Vikram".
An initial outlay of 50 crore rupees is dedicated for the series of events planned for marking the 99th birthday of
the legend, Vikram Sarabhai.
Upcoming Plans of ISRO
ISRO is also planing to allow public to watch satellite launches from the Sriharikota launch centre, by opening its
port to visitors just as NASA does.
Under student training program, selected students of classes 8 to 10 will be trained at ISRO for a month and taken to various
laboratories and centres across the country
Six Startup incubation centres are already working in the country to tap the best brains, technology cells are also planned
to be started for industry and academia to improve the existing linkages.