Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh going around different sections of Remote Sensing Unit at Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad.
STATE TIMES NEWS
AHMEDABAD: 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 with a resolution of less than 10 meters or 5 meters.
This was disclosed here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh after a visit to the Remote Sensor Unit of the Ahmedabad Space Application Centre.
Earlier in the day, Dr Jitendra Singh, along with other Union Ministers, attended the Oath Ceremony of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his team of Ministers at Gandhi Nagar.
Singh held a detailed update meeting with Director Space Application Centre, Dr Tapan Mishra 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.
Singh said, the country is proud of the achievements of our Space Scientists and in the current year itself, a number of “firsts” were achieved including the launching of South Asia Satellite by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and world record of launching of 130 satellites at a single launch.
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