Soon, within a few months, Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a dedicated ISRO TV channel showcasing space applications, developments and science issues, targeting young viewers and people in remote areas in their language.
The upcoming TV channel will not only promote scientific temper among people but also expand ISRO’s outreach across the country.
ISRO chief K Sivan told reporters, “We don’t have any science TV channel. This channel will inculcate scientific temper among people.”
Additionally, ISRO will also conduct training camps, organise capacity building programmes for for school students from class 8 to 10 to inculcate scientific temper among them. ISRO will select students and organise training camps for 25 to 30 days.
Earlier this month, Vigyan Prasar, an affiliate of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), govt. of India, launched an over-the-top (OTT) channel — i.e TV content via the internet — dedicated only to science & technology content to create scientific awareness among fellow citizen by showcasing the recent developments in science and technology particularly from Indian scientific research institutions and laboratories.
In March this year, ISRO tied up with Kerala government to incubate and promote startups in the satellite and space technology sector by launching an incubator for spacetech startups in the country.
It may be recalled that recently, ISRO had also made an announcement that it is planning to develop world class propulsion technology to ensure cost effective re-usable, recoverable, re-startable and reliable space launches, a similar space technology that Elon Musk promoted startup, SpaceX, is known for.
News sourced from NDTV.