New Delhi: With space debris becoming a matter of concern, the government today said ISRO is conducting special analysis to prevent collision before launching any satellite.
"The growing space debris poses threat to present and future space activities globally in terms of collision risk. ISRO performs Space Object Proximity Analysis for its operational low orbit spacecraft on a regular basis to assess the collision risk and determine risk mitigation strategies in advance," it said.
"Collision Avoidance Analysis is also carried out to identify the safe lift-off time for launching of satellites from Sriharikota," Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Department of Space, said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
He said that apart from this, ISRO has been undertaking mitigation measures likes passivation of spent upper stage of launch vehicles and de-orbiting of non-functional satellites to avoid creation of space debris.
"India is also an active member of Inter Agency Space Debris Co-ordination Committee and played a key role in evolving space debris mitigation guidelines formulated by IADC and United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)," Singh said.