The Space Applications Centre (SAC) is an institution of research in Ahmedabad, India under the aegis of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It is one of the major centres of ISRO that is engaged in the research, development and demonstration of applications of space technology in the field of telecommunications, remote sensing, meteorology and satellite navigation (Sat Nav). This includes research and development of onboard systems, ground systems and end user equipment hardware and software. Some of the achievements of the Space Applications Centre include development of communication and meteorological payloads for INSAT satellites, optical and microwave payloads for IRS satellites. SAC provides its infrastructure to conduct training courses to the students of the Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and The Pacific (CSSTEAP). SAC has three campuses, two of which are located at Ahmedabad and one at Delhi.
In order to competently support the research & development activities, SAC has established excellent electronic and mechanical fabrication & test facilities. New Technologies/Process development activities in the areas of Antenna, Electronic & Mechanical Services & Support have been taken up to cater the need of future payloads requirements.
Four new laboratories were setup at SAC Bopal Campus. Installation & commissioning of curing chamber for PAAF under technical support of CTSD completed and chamber operationalised. TIMCD labs becomes first to get 2nd time NABL accredition amongst ISRO units (valid till June 2014). Installation & commissioning of upgradation of CATF for mm-waves completed.