Countdown Begins For South Asia Satellite, PM Modi’s 450-Crore Gift to Neighbors: 10 Facts

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All India | Written by Pallava Bagla | Updated: May 04, 2017 19:33 IST

Countdown Begins For South Asia Satellite, PM Modi's 450-Crore Gift to Neighbors
Countdown Begins For South Asia Satellite, PM Modi’s 450-Crore Gift to Neighbors

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: A 28-hour commencement has begun for India’s blessing to its neighbors – the Rs. 235-crore South Asia Satellite – which will lift off tomorrow from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. India’s space tact is viewed as a move to counter to China’s developing impact in the range. While seven countries that are a piece of SAARC, including India, will utilize the satellite, the greatest recipients could be Bhutan and Maldives as the rest have their own juvenile space programs. Pakistan is not taking an interest in the venture.

Here are the Top 10 certainties in this enormous science story:

  1. The Indian space office ISRO, which fabricated the 2,230-kg correspondence satellite more than three years, said the dispatch is set for 4.57 pm on Friday. The satellite had taken a toll Rs. 235 crore and the aggregate cost of the venture was Rs. 450 crore.
  2. In his radio address Man Ki Baat on April 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alluded to the satellite, saying the “soul of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas… comprehensive advancement for all” is not restricted to India alone. “It applies to worldwide setting as well. Also, uncommonly to our neighboring nations,” he said.
  3. The offices of the satellite, the Prime Minister stated, “will go far in tending to South Asia’s monetary and formative needs”.
  4. The elements of the South Asia satellite will incorporate regular assets mapping, telemedicine, training, further IT network.
  5. The satellite will be moved into space by the Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle or GSLV. This will be its eleventh flight.
  6. The satellite has 12 transponders – gadgets that assistance in correspondence. Every country will access no less than one transponder. India said it was prepared to help them with the ground foundation.
  7. The satellite will likewise give hot-lines among the taking an interest countries, which will be valuable for the administration of cataclysmic events.
  8. Other than India, the satellite will take into account Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
  9. Pakistan has quit the venture, saying it had its “own particular space program”. Pakistan has five satellites however needs substantial obligation launchers and satellite creation offices.
  10. M Annadurai, the head of ISRO’s Satellite Center, said a satellite “does not perceive any outskirts”.