Space agency heads to meet in Mysore

Space agency heads to meet in Mysore

The 39th Cospar Scientific Assembly 2012 in the city will witness a space agency round table meeting on July 16 comprising heads of eight space agencies in the world.

The participants include: Isro Chairman K Radhakrishnan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) director for strategic and international planning science mission director M S Allen, Centre National D’etudes Spatiales (CNES) deputy director for programme and strategy Richard Bonneville, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) director general of space science and technology D Kendall, DLR (Germany) executive board member for space research and technology H Dittus, Italian Space Agency president E Saggese and Brazilian Space Agency chairman Thyrso Villela. The 39th Cospar Scientific Assembly 2012, which began on Saturday will be held till July 22 at the Infosys Training Centre in Mysore. The theme of Cospar 2012 is ‘Space — For the benefit of mankind’ and topics will be based on fundamentals of space science.

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