Private entities to manufacture space related equipment
The ISRO is making focused efforts to consolidate and enhance participation of Indian industries including private entities in the manufacture of space related hardware such as rocket engine & stages, propellant tanks, spacecraft structures, solar panels, thermal control systems etc., required for satellites and launch vehicles. It is envisaged that the industry will have enhanced contribution towards manufacture of standardised components as well as integrated systems /subsystems through appropriate consortium.
Ministry of Earth Sciences and Department of Space are collaborating for developing disaster mitigation techniques for accurate forecasting of cyclone track & intensity, heavy rainfall alerts, fog, inundation scenarios in the coastal areas and in establishment of Tsunami & Storm Surge Warning Centre and Doppler Weather Radars.
Taking note of advances in imaging capability with high spatial resolution, both at national and global level and prevailing security considerations, Government has carried out an appraisal of the then existing RSDP 2001 and positioned new/revised RSDP 2011 with a view to ensure availability of high resolution data for developmental purposes. RSDP 2011, permits distribution of all satellite data of resolutions up to 1 m (as compared to 5.8 m in RSDP 2001) on a non-discriminatory and â€œas requested basisâ€ to the user; and all data of better than 1 m resolution after screening and clearance by the appropriate agency prior to distribution.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in reply to unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today.