MOOC on Overview of Space Science and Technology

Space Science and technology are exciting areas for scientists and researchers which has greatly impacted the societal and economic development of any country. In the recent years, it has also attracted the attentions of students and young generations to build their career in this advancing domain of science and technology. India being one of the leading space faring nation in the world, have its vibrant space program which has matured as a symbol of the country’s sophisticated technological capabilities and its growing regional and global prestige.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished many space missions which includes 114 spacecraft missions, 83 launch vehicles missions, 13 student satellites, 2 re-entry missions and launched 342 foreign satellites from 34 countries.

The data and information generated using these space missions are very important for many developmental activities including better planning and decision making in the areas of earth observations, satellite communications, navigations, weather forecasting, tele-medicine, environmental and climate studies, agriculture, food and water security, disaster management etc.

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO Dehradun announces a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Overview of Space Science and Technology” for School students. The objective of this online course is to provide knowledge and awareness to school students on various aspects of Space Science and technology. During this course, the technical sessions will be delivered by eminent space scientists of India. It will be a unique opportunity for young generation to understand this exciting domain of space technology.

Objective: The overall objective of this course is to make awareness among school students on Space Science and technology.

Target participants of the course: The school students of India and abroad.

The topics which will be covered in this course are the following.

S. No. Lecture Title
1 Space Technology & Indian Space Programme
2 Spacecraft Systems
3 Satellite Communication & Navigation technology
4 Astronomy and Space Science
5 Satellite Meteorology and its applications
6 Planetary Geoscience
7 Satellite based Earth observations & Remote Sensing Technology
8 Remote Sensing Applications in Governance
7 Close Range Photogrammetry for Urban Heritage Studies
8 Online learning resources and career opportunity in Geospatial technologies
1 Reading Satellite Imageries for information Extraction
2 Geodata access from online data repositories and problem solving using GIS

Dates: Course in English: June 06 – July 05, 2022

Language: English.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)