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15 Unique Facts About Indian Space Research Organization

Science is the mother of technology. To evolve space science, many space agencies of different nations have played their key roles. One of such space agency is ISRO, commonly called as Indian Space Research Organization.

Today, at FactWish, we have come with some of the most surprising facts about ISRO which makes it different from other space research organizations. Let’s begin.

1. Till now, the entire expenditure of ISRO is almost half of the budget of NASA in one single year.

Expenditure of ISRO is almost half of the budget of NASA

2. ISRO is the only space agency in the world to send its lunar orbiter on Mars in its first attempt.

ISRO is the only space agency in the world to send its lunar orbiter on Mars in its first attempt

3. Also named as “Chandrayaan-1”, the Mars mission of ISRO is cheapest till now. The per km cost of Mars mission was just Rs.12 equivalent to an auto fare.

Mars mission of ISRO is cheapest till now

4. India was the fourth country to host its flag on Moon. The Lunar mission was launched by ISRO in 2008.

India was the fourth country to host its flag on Moon

5. ISRO has successfully developed its own 3D satellite imagery tool called BHUVAN, using which surface of Earth can be traced in 2D/3D form similar to what Google Earth does.

ISRO has successfully developed its own 3D satellite imagery tool called BHUVAN

6. In February 2017, ISRO made the world record by launching 104 satellites in just one Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Out of 104 satellites, 96 belonged to USA.

ISRO made the world record by launching 104 satellites

7. India was the first country to find evidence of water on moon on account of its Chandrayaan-1 mission launched in 2008.

India was the first country to find evidence of water on moon

8. The Mars mission of ISRO is even cheaper than Hollywood movies made on Space.

The Mars mission of ISRO is even cheaper than Hollywood movies made on Space

9. The first rocket launched by ISRO was carried on a bicycle in 1963.

The first rocket launched by ISRO was carried on a bicycle in 1963

10. ISRO was formed on India’s independence day in 1969.

ISRO was formed on India's independence day in 1969

11. Maximum stuff ISRO uses are made by them. They build stuffs instead of purchasing them.

Maximum stuff ISRO uses are made by them

12. ISRO is expecting to launch its first manned mission by 2022 in Space.

ISRO is expecting to launch its first manned mission by 2022 in Space

13. Most of the scientists working for ISRO are bachelors.

Most of the scientists working for ISRO are bachelors

14. India has its own GPS system named as IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System).

India has its own GPS system named as IRNSS

15. The first rocket launched by ISRO was from St. Mary Magdalene Church, in a village near Trivandrum, India. The villages devoted the church for nation’s cause.

The first rocket launched by ISRO was from a church in India

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