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Aerospace technologies to be used for society’s benefits: ISRO

PTI 22 Apr 2016, 23:42:34 IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar today said there was immense potential for the aerospace technologies to be used for society’s benefit.

”There are lot of potentials for the aerospace inertial systems to enthuse student community. It is essential to convert the technologies achieved into practical use for the benefit of the society”, he said.

Kiran Kumar, who is also the Secretary, Department of Space, was speaking after inaugurating a two dayNational Conference on ‘Advances in Aerospace Inertial Systems’ at the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), here.

The conference is being organised by Aeronautical Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram branch in association with IISU.

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Presiding over the function, Dr K Sivan, Director, VSSC,said ISRO had achieved self reliance in the area of high accuracy optical inertial navigation sensors and called for further developments in this area to achieve low cost access to space.

PS Veeraraghavan, Former Director, VSSC delivered the keynote address on ‘Inertial Sensors & Systems in Space-World Scenario’.

There were invited lectures by experts in the area of inertial systems and several industry presentations.

Over 300 delegates from various ISRO Centres, R&D organisations and academic institutions participated in the Conference.