The government on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that it is keen on imparting training in space science and has set up Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) for it.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the objective of training students in space science, satellite development, is to meet future challenges in space research and ensure India’s leading position in future technologies.
The ISRO identified space technologies are available for transfer to interested and qualified industries through the Technology Transfer mechanism. As approved by the Union Cabinet, the space sector is unlocked for non-governmental private entities, including sharing technical facilities based on the demand.
For strengthening the space sector of the country, the Department of Space has established incubation cells & Space Technology cells to encourage R&D in space science, technology & applications at several premier institutes across the country.
The Department of Space sponsors R&D projects in the focused areas of space to the interested academia across the country. It has formulated the Indian Space Policy, 2022 for engagement of NGEs in space activities.