World Space Week October 4-10: Know India’s history, significance, space achievements and other details | spcilvly

World Space Week will be celebrated from October 4 to 10 to highlight the contributions of space science and technology. World Space Week is the world’s largest annual space event.

According to the United Nations, the weeks help shape tomorrow’s workforce by inspiring students; demonstrate visible public support for the space program; educate the public about space activities; and promote international cooperation in space education and outreach.

The theme of World Space Week 2023 is “Space and Entrepreneurship”. Each year, the World Space Week Association Board of Directors selects a theme in close coordination with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

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The theme “Space and Entrepreneurship” recognizes the growing importance of the commercial space industry in space and the growing opportunities for space entrepreneurship and the new benefits of space developed by space entrepreneurs.

World Space Week 2023 will inspire students around the world to study STEM and business and offer space companies the opportunity to hire the workforce needed for the expanding commercial space industry.

History of World Space Week:

From the very beginning of the space age, the United Nations recognized that outer space added a new dimension to humanity’s existence. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted its first outer space-related resolution, resolution 1348 (XIII), entitled “Question of the peaceful uses of outer space.”

On October 10, 1967, the “Magna Carta of Space”, also known as the Treaty on the Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, entered into force. October 4 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

India’s space achievements

On August 23, India made history by becoming the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-3 mission executed a soft landing near the south pole of the moon.

On September 2, India launched the Aditya-L1 mission, the first Indian space mission to study the Sun.

But before Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1, the Indian Space Agency had also achieved other milestones.

For example, India launched its first satellite Aryabhata on April 19, 1975.

On July 18, 1980, India achieved a major milestone with the successful launch of RS-1, a spin-stabilized experimental satellite.

Initiated with the launch of IRS-1A on March 17, 1988, India’s IRS program has introduced a series of indigenous advanced remote sensing satellites.

On November 5, 2013, the mission to Mars was inaugurated.

India has also helped several other countries with the launch of its satellites.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2023, 09:33 am IST

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