Satellite Technology Day
Nineteenth of April 1975 is a historic day for the Indian Space Programme. On this day, India's first satellite 'Aryabhata' was launched successfully, which has spear headed the growth of satellite technologies. To commemorate this event, 19th of April, every year is being celebrated as Technology Day, since the year 2000, showcasing the various achievements made in the area of satellite technology.
Satellite Technology Day-2017:
This year the Aryabhata Lecture was delivered by the distinguished chief guest, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited, Bengaluru.
TECHNICAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
SPARK - PLATFORM FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
The response to SPARK was excellent. The topics were innovative and many new proposals and ideas were put across by the young engineers. The proposals showed the sincere efforts put by youngsters. Thirty-eight proposals were received covering all most all fields of satellite technology & applications. Based on criteria detailed in the call letter, nineteen abstracts were selected for review.Primacy was given for concept, originality and feasibility. Three reviewers were chosen from relevant fields per abstract and based on the feedback from reviewers eight abstracts were chosen for final presentation and another ten for poster presentation. All the eight presentations were judged by a panel of judges and three prizes awarded. Parallelly, all the authors of the poster presentation were awarded a certificate. This year about thirty posters from all the groups and facilities of URSC were displayed and the best poster was awarded a rolling trophy.
Regardless of the fate of the proposal at SPARK, we strongly urge the teams to pursue their ideas and continue work in these frontier areas of Satellite Technology and its applications.