New Isro system to shield its assets from space debris
NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is setting up a network of telescopes and radar to develop its own system to monitor space debris to safeguard its space assets. The network will be set up under the Directorate of Space Situational Awareness and Management. Currently, Isro has 50 functional satellites, including communication, navigation and surveillance satellites, in space.
Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “Till now, Isro was dependent on Norad (North America Aerospace Defense Command) data, which is available in public domain, for keeping track of space debris and monitoring our active and passive (dead) satellites. However, this global data is not accurate. Norad also keeps accurate data, which is exclusively available to those that are members of its network. Therefore, Isro can’t access this data.”
To get accurate data about the movement of space debris to avoid collision with its satellites, Isro has decided to set up telescopes and radars in four corners of the country.
“Our sophisticated multi-object tracking radar installed in Nellore (90km from Sriharikota) will be part of this project. We will also set up a telescope in Ponmudi (Thiruvananthapuram) and second one in Mount Abu (Rajasthan) and third one in deep north. We will also install a radar in the northeast,” Sivan told TOI, adding, “Once this network is operational, we will be able to get accurate data on space debris and will also become part of the global network where we can access very accurate data on debris from hundreds of radars set up across the world.” The directorate would monitor inactive satellites, pieces of orbiting objects, near-earth asteroids and adverse space weather conditions.
K Sivan对《印度时报》表示：“我们安装在Nellore(距离Sriharikota 90公里)的多目标跟踪雷达将是这个项目的一部分。我们还将在Ponmudi (特里凡得琅)、阿布山(Rajasthan)和北方分别安装一个望远镜。我们还将在东北部安装雷达。一旦这个网络开始运作，我们将能够获得有关太空碎片的准确数据，我们也将成为全球网络的一部分。在全球网络中，我们可以从世界各地数百个雷达获得有关碎片的精准数据。”
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/48180.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Shubham ParasharNoida7 hours ago
India is becoming independent in its true sense now .. Our scientist as well as government shoyld be given credit.. INDIA RISING
Bala Srinivasansaginaw USA7 hours ago
INDIA definetly becoming a true space power
AIndia5 hours ago
These radars would be used to track enemy satellites which fly over India and dazzle them with lasers.
Hindus Are Terrorists Muslims Are Saints6 hours ago
As long as the italian whore does not get to loot the country the quality and quantity of ISRO and DRDO will keep increasing at fast pace. Already increased by 100 times since 2014.
Proud Indian6 hours ago
We have to become independent and self reliant on our own capability.
Manju RIndia6 hours ago
Next to our defense forces its ISRO that makes us proud Indians.
Pradeep5 hours ago
Slowly but steadily ISRO is establishing itself as a leader and torchbearer in the space technology. Jai Hind.
Soumya Banerjee5 hours ago
The ISRO chief should be provided the best possible security cover, as we know well what happens with Indian scientists whenever the decided to challenge the prowess of western nations.
Akr6 hours ago
BJP great going unlike Congi and other corrupt parties this government is really really doing things for the nation. Jai Hind.
Koshal Kumar6 hours ago
India is becoming a independent in its true sense now. Our scientists as well as government should be given created.
Dayanand6 hours ago
Great strides!!! ISRO under Modi's patronage is using full potential.
GuestNew Delhi7 hours ago
if india want to grow they need private player in this field..we should pull up player like tata's..
Dominic 4 hours ago
its really india ''s biggest proud.. the devolopment of india is increasing gradually. khub ee valo kotha. jai hok.. valo lagche.
lucifer gamer5 hours ago
Best decision by my proud isro
Space debries are dangerous
Pawan Kumar38 minutes ago
Self-Reliance is the key in every important area for India. ISRO is leading in this movement.
Gummaluri Venkata Sitarama Sastry43 minutes ago
True2 hours ago
Good appreciable move, by avoiding dependency on west and becoming self sufficient....
priyanka2 hours ago
india should become world power in all aspects
Anonymousbangalore3 hours ago
ISRO is one government institute which is shining bright along with RBI and DRDO
Ashwani Kumar3 hours ago
Good job by ISRO as space is now very important for any future war and our assets in space must be protected.
Dan Shaw4 hours ago
how many years to complete?
PSR4 hours ago
It is required as its been many years and so many satellites are just rotating over there. Should check if there is a possibility to bring them back down.
Madhu N RTrivandrum5 hours ago
Would the surveillance be used against Indians
Mayank Mehta5 hours ago
Space is future and now India with ISRO way ahead with leaders
Time BombNew Delhi7 hours ago
ISRO chief has an uncanny resemblance to the character of dance master played by Mehmood in the movie Padosan.