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Aug 2007 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS – REMOTE SENSING


ISRO to launch Israeli Satellite

ISRO is planning to launch an Israeli satellite from Sriharikota which is expected to cost approximately $15 million. Israe has opted for the Indian PSLV as it is more reliable than its own Shavit rocket and also Israel’s defence ministry has laid down new orbital requirements for TechSar which Shavit could not provide.

Antrix may sign pacts to launch large satellites

Antrix Corporation Ltd is targeting at least one satellite launch every year on a commercial basis. The commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shall launch of two to three large satellites in the 2.2 to 2.4 tonne range. Antrix is targeting the emerging market for small scientifi c and commercial satellites of up to the 600 kg class.

ISRO project on Kamrup’s ecology

A two years ISRO sponsored project would reveal the environmental reality of Kamrup district in Assam by using satellite imagery and ground-based observation to conclude the land-use pattern, surface water quality of large water bodies, and air pollution at select points of the district.

AU, Remote Sensing Applications Centre sign MoU

The Andhra University (AU) and Andhra Pradesh State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (APSRSAC), India signed recently a memorandum of understanding (MoU). IT in agriculture and scope of largescale investments in infrastructure, especially in irrigation, power, credit and research will be implemented using the satellite-based data, GIS based Data Analysis and the dissemination of these advisory services through Information Centre for Technology (ICT) which will help sustain the Indian Agricultural Sector.

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