Communication and Navigation Satellite System
Earth Observation System
Space Applications
Space Transportation System
Space Sciences and Planetary Research
Sponsored Research
Indian Space Industry
Space Commerce
Systems Reliability and Safety
Human Resources
International Cooperation
‘Space’ In Parliament
Space Programme Publicity
Right To Information
Performance Evaluation of Department of Space Based on Result Framework Document
Audit Observations
Citizens’ Charter
The Centres of
Indian Space Programme
Organisation Chart
Budget at a Glance
Indigenous CUS of GSLV-D5
  Citizens’ Charter Of Department Of Space

Department of Space (DOS) has the primary responsibility of promoting the development of space science, technology and applications towards achieving self-reliance and facilitating in all round development of the nation. With this basic objective, DOS has evolved the following programmes:

  • Indian National Satellite (INSAT) programme for telecommunication, television broadcasting, meteorology, developmental education, societal applications such as telemedicine, tele-education, tele-advisories and similar such services

  • Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) programme for management of natural resources and various developmental projects across the country using space based imagery

  • Indigenous capability for design and development of satellite and associated technologies for communications, navigation, remote sensing and space sciences

  • Design and development of launch vehicles for access to space and orbiting INSAT, IRS satellites and space science missions

  • Research and development in space sciences and technologies as well as application programmes for national development

The Department of Space is committed to:

  • Carrying out research and development in satellite and launch vehicle technology with a goal to achieve total self reliance

  • Provide national space infrastructure for telecommunications and broadcasting needs of the country

  • Provide satellite services required for weather forecasting, monitoring, etc.

  • Provide satellite imagery required for the natural resources survey, management of natural disasters, public good services and monitoring of environment in the country

  • Provide satellite imagery and specific products and services required for the application of space science and technology for developmental purposes through Central Government, State Governments, Quasi Governmental Organisations, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and the private sectors

  • Undertake proof of concept demonstration of space applications

  • Promote research in space sciences and development of applications programmes as per national needs

While implementing the above objectives, the Department of Space will:

  • Provide the required satellite transponders and facilities to meet the communications, television broadcasting and security requirements of our country

  • Provide adequate earth observation capability in spectral, spatial and temporal domains

  • Provide launch services to meet national requirements and commercial needs

  • Provide its products and services in a prompt and efficient manner to all the users/clients