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First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

Campus Capsule

“Thanks to the fast depletion of natural resources, it is inevitable to look beyond outer space for the survival of mankind. In the next 500 years, Mars, the ‘veg planet’ is going to be the earth’s colony,” said U.R. Rao, Chairman, PRL Governing Council, ... [Published The Hindu - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 2 reports

‘In 500 Yrs, Mars Will be Earth’s Colony’

BANGALORE: Space scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao noted that man may have to colonise Mars 500 years from now owing to depletion of resources on Earth.Prof Rao, a former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation now heading its physical research ... [Published New Indian Express - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Prototype of star sensor developed in Indian Institute of Astrophysics

In one of the laboratories of the city based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), a researcher is developing a prototype of a star sensor, which will be fitted on payload of a student satellite. It will be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation ... [Published DNA India - Aug 05 2014]

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"In case of telescope observations the satellite needs to be pointing towards a particular source continuously for a long interval of time. This kind of sensor enables the vehicle computer to know that there is a change in the pointing direction, and makes it generate a control action to counteract the change and keeps the telescope pointing in the same direction" Sarpotdar told dna

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