S.Somanath, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), unveiled the ‘SPARK’: The Space Tech Park, India’s first virtual space technology museum, as part of the AzadiKaAmrit Mahotsav celebrations commemorating India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
- SPARK is the first 3D (three-dimension) virtual space tech park ever created by ISRO.
- Users can access the beta version of the application at https://spacepark.isro.gov.in/ or on the ISRO website.
About The Space Park: SPARK
i. The platform’s beta version offers a virtual tour of SPARK and visitors can virtually board the Space on Wheels bus to take the tour.
- It has a museum, a theatre, an observatory, a garden with life-size rockets, a lakeside cafe area, a children’s play area, as well as several other interactions.
ii.With choices to zoom in and out for a 360° immersive experience, it offers the ability to access or exit the facilities using specific arrows.
iii. Visitors can explore various exhibits on ISRO’s achievements, satellites, and launch vehicles inside the virtual facility, which is located inside the main museum structure.
- Visitors can also view the documents of all the top scientists who contributed to ISRO’s success story. A movie highlighting ISRO’s missions will be screened in the theatre.
iv.A solar system park displays the sizes of the planets, from Mercury to Neptune, as well as the Earth’s Moon.
v.This platform will be upgraded to include more “non-sensitive” digital content for use by various stakeholders.
- ISRO released a documentary named “Space on Wheels” in April 2022, depicting a display of 75 Indian satellites as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
- The planned ISRO missions, such as the Chandrayaan-3 mission and the Gaganyaan Programme, are also highlighted in the documentary.
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About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):
Chairman – S. Somanath
Establishment – 1969
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka