Rising to the occasion, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has contributed more than ₹5 crores to the PM-CARES fund.
In a statement, released on Thursday, the country’s premier space agency said the fund was collected from the voluntary contribution of a day’s salary of employees of ISRO and Department of Space.
The organization said it stands in solidarity with the entire nation to resolutely and effectively combat the Covid-19 crisis. The ISRO scientists are also researching for the best methods to provide essential medical devices that can protect and help treat the patients of Covid-19 in the country.
The agency had been working on the launch of country’s first Geo Imaging Satellite-1 (GISAT-1) which was scheduled to take off on 5 March. The satellite was expected to be launched onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10).
However, hours before the take off, the agency decided to postpone the launch, due to technical reasons and the rocket was brought back from the launch pad. A new date has not been announced yet.