Exclusive satellite for defence purposes on the cards

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    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will develop an exclusive satellite for defence purposes at a cost of Rs. 450 crore, said D.N. Reddy, Chairman, Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), DRDO.
    Scientists have started working on the project and itwould be over in three years, he said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines ofan international conference on new horizons in green energy with smart communication system (ICGESCS-2013) held at Arunai College of Engineering, Tiruvannamalai,he said DRDO is undertaking research on replacing fossil-based fuels with plant-basedfuels like ethanol and methanol. He also opined thatthere should be energy auditin every sector as we do financial audit.
    Listing new developments in DRDO, Mr. Reddy said that his organisation has plans toprovide solar photovoltaic panels produced with thin film technology to Army jawans who work in inhospitable weather conditions at high altitude.
    In his capacity as member of University Grants Commission, Mr. Reddy said that India is planning to start20 innovation universities across the nation to give impetus to research and facelift to universities. The Union government would provide Rs. 100 crore to Rs. 300 crore to each innovationuniversity, he said.
    Delivering inaugural addressat the conference earlier, Mr.Reddy sai, “Communication sector consumes about eight terawatt of electricity every year. This is used for fixed and mobile telecommunicationapart from data centres. As network equipment have become more IP based, energy requirement has steadily increased. We adopta strategy called ‘green integration’ to make our telecommunication systems energy efficient. But green integration is not limited to telecommunication. It is a set of solutions that contributes to the environment in terms of energy and structure.”
    The Hindu : NATIONAL / TAMIL NADU : Exclusive satellite for defence purposes on the cards
     
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    I am haering this news about satellite for defence purposes since last few years.GOD what are they doing and when are they going to launch or they have allready launched and just fooling US
     
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    Not yet.GSAT-7, a dedicated satellitefor the Navy, is also set to be launched around May on a European Ariane rocket. Two other larger satellites, INSAT-3D and GSAT-10, will also use ‘procured’ or foreign launches on separate Ariane vehicles in the second half of this year.
    The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Science : ISRO lines up SARAL for February, restored GSLV for April
     

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