Satellite to provide images of disasters

Satellite to provide images of disasters

KATHMANDU: A team of Japanese scientists has installed a receiver that will directly provide real time satellite imagery when natural disasters occur in the country. The receiver was installed on the premises of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Khumaltar of Lalitpur.

The team led by Shinya Tanaka, senior engineer at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) installed the receiver. “This satellite receiver will provide direct real time satellite imageries of disaster afflicted areas directly which would help in rapid response mapping and monitoring of major disasters,” said Dr Giriraj Amarnath, remote sensing specialist at ICIMOD.

The JAXA WINDS (Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration Satellites ‘KIZUNA’) receiving station at ICIMOD will be formally launched on October 3.

For full article go to: The Himalayan Times