Space technology

“Space technology is technology developed by space science or the aerospace industry for use in spaceflight, satellites, or space exploration. Space technology includes spacecraft, satellites, space stations, and support infrastructure, equipment, and procedures.”  Source- Wikipedia.

The study of astronomy and astrophysics, prametary atmospheres and aeronomy, solar system studies and the earth sciences all combine to form Space Technology.

Space technology studies all about the things surrounding the earth, about the universe but not about the earth. India has much to boast about space science and space technology which began with Aryabhatta in 1975 to Cartosat2D in 2017. It was Rohini 1’s launch from Sriharikota which brought India special recognition and made India be proud of its achievements and a feeling of nationalistic pride ingrained itself in the heart of Indians.

A person should get expertise in science subjects like Maths Physics and Chemistry in order to make a career in space technology or space science and space applications. The science subjects can be pursued through BSc BTech and the various courses offered by ISRO.

Job prospects are many, depending upon the persons liking, inclination, and talent. Starting from jobs in ISRO to jobs Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and Aerospace Industry and also at the National Aeronautical Laboratories. (NAL)

A space scientist can also be employed as faculty in universities, or he can also sit on committees, and act s guides to researchers or even write research papers himself., He can also be absorbed by the government or national observatories space research agencies, space museums, and planetariums., they can even find work in designing and manufacturing telescopes, writing software, and performing several tasks at ground-based observatories and space laboratories. Technical writing is also a very interesting job prospect for space scientists. Some other employment areas include simulation centres, space tourism operators, and spacecraft manufacturing firms, military operations, R&D centres, spacecraft software developing firms, and repair and maintenance workshops. – India has now become one of the leading countries with various achievements made in space technology. India also has many universities, research organizations and institutions that are actively involved in making continuous research and development in space science. Especially Kerala has become a major educational hub in this field. The famous and prestigious institutions are Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram; Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, and Kanpur.

The academic qualification of the person and the nature of work he is involved in together with which institute he has done his studies from its reputation among the various institutes are the factors that determine the salary of a person in the field of Space technology.  Budding space scientists can earn between Rs. 200,000 and Rs. 250,000 annually. There is no upper limit to his salary once the person acquires experience and the required knowledge and becomes the right candidate for a particular job.

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