About 40 per cent parts of this 310 kg satellite, ScatSat-1, which is expected to be launched in July 2016, are literally “leftovers” from previous satellite missions that have been built at the SAC.
The IRNSS-1E, which was launched on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C31, from Sriharikota, is the fifth of the seven satellites that will make the constellation.
ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched the satellite onboard trusted workhorse PSLV-C31 from the spaceport of Sriharikota.
Noted scientist and honorary professor at ISRO Bengaluru Sivathanu Pillai said the missile is a war winner
On Sunday, Radhakrishnan, who served as ISRO chief from November 2009 to December 2014, was the chief guest at an RSS event, Swaranjali, in Bengaluru.
IRNSS will provide services like terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation, help in vehicle tracking and fleet management, disaster management and navigational aid for hikers and travellers among others.
This new facility which is coming up on 60 acres in Bopal locality of the city, will cater to ISRO’s demand for building newer and more sophisticated communications satellites.
The workshop fee per student is Rs 2,300 (personal kit) and Rs 1,600 (for a kit shared between three students). The workshop duration is 16 hours spread over two days.
Kumar said science as it is known today is of relatively modern origin but the traditions out of which it had emerged “reach back beyond recorded history.”
Astrosat, which is carrying a total payload of 1,631 kg and contains six scientific instruments, will capture transient events difficult to observe from Earth, thus increasing the scope of research.
The collaboration between NASA and ISRO began in 2005 with the Chandrayaan-I mission where an eight-kilogram Moon Mineralogy mapper from NASA accompanied the mission, resulting in “joint-discovery” of water on moon.
NASA and ISRO will be collaborating to make Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System and GPS more accurate and NASA will also be providing navigation and trajectory support to Chandrayaan-2.
The mission which is scheduled to be launched in 2020 will also address a range of applications relevant to India
GSAT-15 brings in Ku-band capacity to augment as well as provide replacement to indigenous operational satellite capacity, ISRO said.
ISRO is working on a chamber that will house astronauts and where the environment within the chamber can be controlled, making it habitable for human beings for an extended period of time.