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The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh visiting the different sections of the Remote Sensing Unit at Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad on December 26, 2017. The Director, Space Application Centre, Dr. Tapan Misra and other senior scientists are also seen.

Ahmedabad Space Application Centre developing new ‘Remote’ Sensor camera

Ahamedabad:26/12/17;The Space Application Centre (SAC) Ahmedabad, one of the India’s premier Space Centres established by the founding father of India’s Space programme, Dr Vikram Sarabhai, is all set to develop a new advanced hi-tech “Remote Sensor” camera with a capacity to capture images/pictures from a height of over 300 kms. This was disclosed by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh after a visit to the “Remote Sensor Unit” of the Ahmedabad Space Application Centre today.

Dr Jitendra Singh held a detailed update meeting with Director Space Application Centre, Dr Tapan Misra and other members of scientific fraternity at the Centre. He also went around different sections of the “Instrument Manufacturing and Upgrading Unit”.

The Minister was informed that the new “Remote Sensor Camera” will be fully indigenous, living up to “Make in India” concept and may be available by early next year. The new gadget will be an improvement on the existing application used for infrastructure development works, soil management and even security related tasks.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that the country is proud of the achievements of our Space Scientists under the inspiration of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and in the current year itself, a number of “firsts” were achieved including the launching of South Asia Satellite and world record of launching of 130 satellites at a single launch.

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