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Unnati Program by ISRO

Unnati Program by ISRO


  • GS3 || Science and Technology || Space || Satellite and launch vehicles

 Why in News?

  • The 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

  • Nano satellite development:
  • ISRO Nano Satellite (INS) is a versatile and modular Nano satellite bus system envisioned for future science and experimental payloads.
  • Design and develop a low cost modular Nano satellite in the weight range of 10 kg capable of carrying payloads up to a weight of 5 kg.
  • Provide an opportunity for ISRO technology demonstration
  • Provide a standard bus for launch on demand services.
  • Provide an opportunity to carry innovative payloads for Universities / R&D laboratories.
  • It is an initiative by ISRO to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first
  • United Nations conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE-50)
  • The programme provides opportunities for the participating developing countries to strengthen in assembling, integrating and testing of Nanosatellite.
  • UNNATI programme is planned to be conducted for 3 years by U.R. Rao Satellite
  • Centre of ISRO in 3 batches and will target to benefit officials of 45 countries.


  • It is an event marking the 50th year of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
  • It is an initiative of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)l
  • Three such conferences held earlier recognized the potential of space and laid the guidelines for human activities and international cooperation related to outer space.
  • UNISPACE I, held from 14 to 27 August 1968, was the first in a series of three global UN conferences on outer space, which focused on raising awareness of the vast potential of space benefits for all humankind.
  • UNISPACE II, a conference was held from 9 to 21 August 1982. UNISPACE II addressed the concerns of how to maintain the outer space for peaceful purposes and prevent an arms race in outer space.
  • UNISPACE III, conference held from 19 to 30 July 1999. UNISPACE III created a blueprint for the peaceful uses of outer space in the 21st century.

 Mains Question

Discuss your views on UNISPACE.