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ISRO To Set Up 100 Acre Space Park In Bengaluru

Indian Space Research Organisation has decided to open a 100 acre Space Park in Bengaluru where private industry players would be allowed to set up facilities to make subsystems and components for satellites

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to open a 100 acre Space Park in Bengaluru where private industry players would be allowed to set up facilities to make subsystems and components for satellites.

This facility is designed to meet the increasing demand for components and other parts for satellites. India might launch 12 satellites in 2016 for its remote sensing and navigation programme.

"The Space Park is coming up near Whitefield for the private industry. It is over 100 acres. It is likely to be inaugurated this month," said ISRO satellite centre director M Annadurai at the Indian Science Congress.

ISRO is also planning to launch eight micro satellites on a single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in future, he added.

In this new global era where everything is becoming smaller in size and smarter in application we are also trying to reduce the size of satellites to the extent possible, the senior space scientist said.

He pointed that present domestic satellite communication is dominated by Fixed Satellite Services and Direct to Home Services and the future service growth areas will be communication satellites for internet, multi-media and personal communication services, direct to home high definition TV services.

Apart from that, thematic missions such as tele-medicine and tele-education, bandwidth on demand services, e-governance, secured communications and satellite aided navigation are expected to grow, he added.

He stressed the need for production of space systems to meet the huge demand for satellites and also to strengthen basic Research and Development.

This will boost the increased participation of Indian industries in space programme in the areas of electronic systems, mechanical systems, assembly, integration and testing of satellites. Focusing on “Make in India” concept for end-to-end production of satellite from industries within the country would help us to achieve further self reliance.


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