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Space Technology Career

Space Technology is technology that is related to entering space, maintaining and using systems during spaceflight and returning people and things from space. Space science or Space Technology is the branch of science (or engineering) that deals with the study of the Universe, excluding the Earth and outside the Earths atmosphere. Originally, all of these fields were considered part of astronomy. However, in recent years the major sub-fields within astronomy, such as astrophysics, have grown so large that they are now considered separate fields on their own. The various sub-branches of Space Science are Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Stellar Science and Planetary Science etc. In India, the recently established institute - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) offers bachelors and masters programs in space science and related fields. Apart from IIST few other institutes including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) also offer specialization programs (M.Tech) in Space Technology, Astrophysics, Aerospace engineering etc.

Eligibility For Space Technology Career

The minimum education qualification for joining bachelor programs in Space Science at IIST is + 2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths . After completing a degree course in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, one can do Masters in Space Science and Technology. One who has the desire to study further can pursue Ph.D.

Career Prospects For Space Technology Career

Engineers with space science or technology qualification can be absorbed in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) or can be employed with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) or NAL (National Aeronautical Laboratories) etc.