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UNNATI Programme

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  1. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology.


UNNATI Programme


What to study?

  • For Prelims: UNISPACE + 50, UNNATI- key features of the programme.
  • For Mains: Significance of UNNATI and Nano- satellites.


Context: National space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the UNNATI (UNispace Nano-satellite Assembly and Training by ISRO) programme at the U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru. UNNATI is a capacity building programme on nanosatellite development.


UNNATI Programme:

The UNNATI Programme is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50).

UNNATI programme is planned to be conducted by U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) of ISRO for 3 years in 3 batches and will target to benefit 90 officials from 45 countries.


The primary objectives of the programme are:

  • To offer a simplified and increased exposure to satellite fabrication technologies, as part of the UNISPACE initiative.
  • To provide theoretical course on satellite technology.
  • To provide hands-on training to assemble, integrate and test a low cost, modular nano satellite.


Sources: pib.