Union Minister Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that India has put appropriate measures to manage space debris in low earth orbit which comprises disused satellites, discarded rocket stages and orbital trash.
India’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has been an active member of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) and provided exceedingly to the IADC and UN guidelines for safe and legitimate space operations.
The Department of Space had started studies about undertaking the development of critical technologies as required to achieve Autonomous Precision Landing of Space Rockets and their demonstrations.
ISRO also started development of spacecraft buses for small satellites including nano and micro satellites.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said- “the development of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle is also underway to provide launch services catering to the small satellite market.”
The ISRO System for Safe and Sustainable Space Operations Management (IS4OM) has been operationalised for safeguarding Indian space assets against space environmental hazards.