Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | Awareness in the fields of IT, Space
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: UNNATI Programme
Mains level: All missions of the ISRO are important from examination point of view
- It is a capacity building programme on Nanosatellite development.
- It is an initiative by ISRO to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE-50).
- The programme provides opportunities to the participating developing countries to strengthen in assembling, integrating and testing of Nanosatellite.
- UNNATI programme is planned to be conducted for 3 years by U.R. Rao Satellite Centre of ISRO in 3 batches and will target to benefit officials of 45 countries.
- It is an event marking the 50th year of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
- It is an initiative of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
- Three such conferences held earlier recognized the potential of space and laid the guidelines for human activities and international cooperation related to outer space. They were:
- UNISPACE I, Vienna, 1968
- UNISPACE II, Vienna, 1982 and
- UNISPACE III, Vienna, 1999