U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC)
U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru, formerly known as ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) is the lead centre for building satellites and developing associated satellite technologies. These spacecraft are used for providing applications to various users in the area of Communication, Navigation, Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Space Science and interplanetary explorations. The Centre is also pursuing advanced technologies for future missions. URSC is housed with the state-of-the-art facilities for building satellites on end-to-end basis. ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) is equipped with state-of-the-art clean room facilities for spacecraft integration and test facilities including a 6.5 Metre thermo vacuum chamber, 29 Ton vibration facility, Compact Antenna Test Facility and acoustic test facility under one roof. Assembly, Integration and Testing of all Communication and Navigation Spacecraft is carried out at ISITE. A dedicated facility for the productionisation of standardised subsystems is established at ISITE.
URSC has a unit called Laboratory for Electro Optics System (LEOS), which is situated in Peenya, Bengaluru and is mainly responsible for research, development and productionisation of Sensors for ISRO programmes.
Since inception, URSC has the distinction of building more than 100 satellites for various applications like scientific, communication, Navigation and remote sensing. Many private and public sector industries are also supporting ISAC in realising standard satellite hardware.