Space technology has entered every household: Union Minister

Jitendra Singh

Bengaluru: Union Minister for State for Space, Jitendra Singh said on Thursday a technology in border management has been developed in India and it can virtually enter inside the houses across the border of Pakistan.

Taking part in an event organised by Indian Space Research Organisation called UNNATI (UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training), the Union Minister said he was amazed that a technology in the integrated comprehensive border management has been started in India. It is a pioneer project started in the international border of Pakistan.

The union minister signified the importance of space technology. It is used in infrastructure works, construction of roads, intersection of Railway network, manning of railway lines and disaster management.

In a statement, ISRO said that UNNATI is a capacity building programme on nanosatellite development and has been planned for three years in three batches. It would benefit 90 delegates from 45 countries. The first batch of UNNATI began on Thursday with 30 participants from 17 countries.

ISRO chief K Sivan addressing the media said the intention of the program is to see that technology benefits the neighbouring countries and learn the lessons India learnt while building the satellites.

The programme will comprise theoretical course work on nanosatellite definition, utility, laws governing their impact on space debris, design drivers, reliability and quality assurance and hands-on training on assembly, integration and testing of nanosatellites, added the statement issued by ISRO.

NT Bureau