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ISRO has elevated India’s space endeavours to new heights. However, it is essential to strike a balance between commercial interests and ISRO’s primary mission of serving national needs. Analyse.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

6. ISRO has elevated India’s space endeavours to new heights. However, it is essential to strike a balance between commercial interests and ISRO’s primary mission of serving national needs. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The article celebrates ISRO’s journey of growth and its position as a pioneer in space exploration.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about growing reputation of IRSO in commercial launches and benefits from it. Also, to write about to the need to ensure balance between commercial interests and the nation’s needs.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

In the first part, write about the various commercial projects undertaken by ISRO successfully.

Next, write about advantages of the above – revenue, technology development, reputation, competition etc.

Next, write about the concerns associated with commercialisation of ISRO – potential impact of commercialization on ISRO’s core mission of space exploration and research.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.