Reportedly, India will coach 45 countries in the making of nano-satellite through the latest capacity building program, a chief space executive stated. The program titled UNNATI (Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training by ISRO) was flagged off in space hub by K. Sivan (ISRO’s Chairman) and Jitendra Singh (Minister of State in Department of Space). During an assembly of ISRO officials and international representatives at the URSC (U. R. Rao Satellite Centre), Sivan told, “The program permits India to share its expertise and knowledge in space sector with other nations that can profit from it.” Sivan, on the other hand, did not reveal the numbers of the budget assigned for the program.
The first group of the initiative will include 17 countries’30 participants, counting Azerbaijan, Argentina, Algeria, Brazil, Bhutan, Egypt, Chile, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, Morocco, Mongolia, Oman, Myanmar, Portugal, and Panama. The program is ISRO’s idea to honor the 50th anniversary of the first UN conference—UNISPACE+50—on the “Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, in 1968,” ISRO reported in a statement. The members will obtain a training of 8 Weeks at URSC, Bengaluru in technologies contributing to making nano-satellites. Nano-satellites are a tiny satellite that weighs amid 1–10 Kilograms.
Recently, the ISRO was also in news as its satellites links railways locomotives to automatically feed train status. This step has made it easy to follow trains and automatically supply the control charts regarding trains’ departure and arrival, officials stated. A senior railway ministry representative said to IANS, “A new start has been made on this new year. The train movement details are obtained and provided to the control charts by using ISRO’s satellite-based RTIS (real-time train information system).” Clarifying on how the latest system functions, the official stated that the RTIS device is installed in the locomotive and it detects location and speed of the train by utilizing GAGAN geo-positioning system, which is developed by ISRO.