The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration". ISRO is managed by the Department of Space (DoS) of the Government of India.
Space technology has firmly established its capability for socio economic development in the country. With its unique capability to provide a synoptic view of earth, it has unleashed a vast potential for applications in natural resources monitoring and management, telecommunications, education and meteorology.
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is ground segment of ISRO with the mandate of acquisition of Earth Observation (EO) data from space and aerial platform, process and disseminate to users, develop technologies for the management of natural resources, support disaster management, leverage EO products for climate & environmental monitoring and capacity building for utilization of EO data. NRSC provides geospatial web services through Bhuvan, India-WRIS and Bhuvan Panchayat geo portals.
NRSC has a ground station at Shadnagar, about 55 km from Hyderabad, to receive data. It is equipped with data acquisition systems which receive data in X & S band from IRS Satellites and foreign satellites based on the acquisition schedule. An extended data receive antenna system operating in X & S band at Bharati, Antractica supplements EO data collection for ISRO. It also has four Regional Remote Sensing Centres at RC-East, Kolkota, RC-West, Jodhpur, RC-South, Bengaluru and RC-Central, Nagpur undertaking various national level remote sensing applications and cater to the information needs specific to their states /regions of coverage