Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Study discusses use of space technology for detecting infrastructure instability

A satellite view of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy prior to its collapse in August 2018. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google.

Evaluating the safety and integrity of infrastructure such as bridges, which is often done through hands-on inspections, may soon be possible with the help of information captured several kilometers above the Earth’s surface.

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Mon, 08/07/2019 - 14:49

24th postgraduate programme in remote sensing and geographic system commences this summer at CSSTEAP

The CCSTEAP organizes several courses and programmes in the upcoming academic year. Image: CSSTEAP.

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Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:40

UN-SPIDER Updates September 2018

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Mon, 01/10/2018
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ISRO launches programme offering training opportunities in nanosatellite development

UNISPACE NANO SATELLITE ASSEMBLY & TRAINING BY ISRO, Image Credits: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a new programme to offer educational training in space technology to engineering and science graduates. The application period for the first round of the UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training (UNNATI) will close on 30 September. Further rounds are foreseen in 2019 and 2020.

The selected candidates will acquire knowledge about nanosatellites development through a combination of theoretical coursework and hands-on training on Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT).

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Wed, 26/09/2018 - 12:40

INSAT-3D, second birthday in orbit

INSAT-3D Satellite in 2013, ready to be launched (Image: ISRO)

The Indian advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D has already completed two years of successful activity after its launch on July 26, 2013.

The INSAT-3D mission's main aim is to provide meteorological observations through the monitoring process of land and ocean surfaces and the generation of vertical profile of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and humidity for weather forecasting and disaster warning, among others.

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Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:49

ISRO has successfully launched three new Earth observation satellites

The new satellites have been launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India (Image: ISRO)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched on Friday, July 10, three 1 meter resolution optical Earth observation satellites as part of the PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR), the spaceport of India.

The three identical DMC3 satellites were built by the British company Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), and have been launched from the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28). These three Earth observation satellites will form the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation.

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Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:56

India shares concept note for SAARC satellite

Satellite view of India (Image: NASA)

India has prepared a concept note of the new SAARC satellite (tentatively called SAARC SAT) to the other members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), in preparation of a special meeting this week. SAARC is an economic and geopolitical organisation of eight countries that are primarily located in South Asia or Indian subcontinent.

The main areas of application for SAARC SAT include telemedicine, emergency communication in disaster situations, intergovernmental and business networks, online skill development and even television broadcasting.

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Mon, 22/06/2015 - 11:44

India: Spatial platform for forests in Himachal Pradesh

he ultimate goal of this portal is to provide information

In a combined action to provide decision making tools, the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh, a north Indian state, have developed a new portal that brings all the spatial data on forests in Himachal Pradesh under a platform. This portal provides a SMS gateway, which facilitates communication between the Forest Department and the group of users from forest guard to the Headquarters level, helping for example, to check wildfires by sending bulk messages to the lowest field functionaries.

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Tue, 20/08/2013 - 13:47
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