'Use space technology for social good'

'Use space technology for social good'

'Use space technology for social good'

 Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said there is a need to use space technology for social good and development.

Kumar was speaking at a two-day international workshop, “IEEE Smart Tech 2015”.
Delivering the keynote address, ‘Role of Space Technology in Smart City and Make in India’ missions, the Hassan-born scientist said, “With 124 missions, 48 launch vehicle missions, 74 spacecraft missions and one space capsule recovery experiment to its credit, Isro’s accomplishments in Space were a matter of pride.”

On Smart City, he spoke of the need for Geospatial technology along with communication and navigation technologies to form ICT-based solutions. He stated that Isro’s Bhuvan portal which has high resolution images of cities with resolution upto one metre would be of great help in urban planning. Regarding Make in India, he shared some of Isro's success stories like Distress Alert Transmitter, INSAT reporting terminals among others. 

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