Dream Career in space technology

Written By - Disha Kundu

Are you dreaming about the world beyond Earth in SPACE?

We all are holding on to the dreams of flying in space, living in the mars, dreaming plantations on other planets for agriculture, working on traveling ways to Space, dealing with the experiments of searching living beings out there. This will be one of the substantial experiments to reach more than the sky as the limit, where we can study and work in Space side-by-side. 

What is Space Technology?

It is the study and the means to use technology for the opportunities and experiments to get information or travel Space beyond the Earth’s surface. Space technology is all about inventing and discovering ways to make traveling and living reality in Space, with space rockets, satellites, vehicles, spaceships, space stations, etc.

Which ways to inculcate interest in Space professionally?

The Indian government has found many opportunities through big research budgets and institutions that help such interests in Space Technology. Some examples are the launch of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, “where India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV Mk3-M1 successfully launched a 3840kg spaceship to revolve around the earth 19.7km and an apogee-(farthest part of the earth) of 45,475km on 22 Julyadviceadvice 2019”. It was a budget of rupees 987crore in total.

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft (pib.gov.in)

The Project's name- "Unlocking India's Potential in Space Sector," is a vision to utilize the future of space technology for national development." This space program was about space services related to satellite communication, meteorological applications, and other fields to be used as a research medium and development throughout the nation. Such researches inculcates the serious and steady interests of the budding youth in this field to qualify for eligibility to work with the government. UNLOCKING INDIA’S POTENTIAL IN THE SPACE SECTOR - ISRO

How to build a career out of the big idea of Space technology?

You should be aware of all the institutions that offer space science and technical subjects or degree to follow for the field. ISRO-Indian Space Research Organization provides- internships/training/ projects to learn with curriculum-based projects like B.E, B.Tech, M.E, M.Tech, etc., to conduct multi-theme and multi-level training and workshops.

The projects are in the field of Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Remote sensing, Mathematical modeling, Image processing, RF systems, Digital systems, Electro-optics, Microwave, Radars, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Earth, Planetary, and Space Atmospheric Sciences, Atomic-Molecular and Optical Physics, Theoretical Physics and Chemistry. Even remote-sensing, Geo-informatics, and GPS Technology for Natural Resources and Disaster Management are offered as well.  Internships/ Projects/ Training - ISRO

"For eligibility, availability, and further information, visit the respective centers' website.

●        ISRO Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram -- www.iist.ac.in/career/4

●        Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun -- http://www.iirs.gov.in/Academic-And-Training-Programmes

●        National Atmospheric Research Laboratory -- www.narl.gov.in

●        National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS). 

●        ISRO Satellite Centre [ISAC], Bangalore --- www.isac.gov.in/hrd/students.jsp

●        Space Applications Centre [SAC], Ahmedabad -- http://www.sac.gov.in/Vyom/Internship.jsp

●        Physical Research Laboratory [PRL], Ahmedabad -- www.prl.res.in/prl-eng/summer_internship  

●        Semiconductor Lab, SCL, Chandigarh -- http://www.scl.gov.in/student%20training.html

●        National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad -- nrsc.gov.in/student_projects

●        Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram [VSSC] -- http://www.vssc.gov.in/VSSC_V4/index.php/academic-project-work

http://www.vssc.gov.in/VSSC_V4/index.php/education-training ” 


Career Opportunities in Space Technology is not a far cry anymore. We have to be aware of the fields and projects ISRO and other institutions provide for the youth and India. We need to be open-minded while following the way to a fancy dream of working for space crafts with practical knowledge and training through expert pieces of advice and atmosphere. We also have to be capable enough to pass the eligibility of such opportunities to work with the government of India’s plans and projects. So we need to have a background career in the same field of space sciences as well.