NETRA project for space object tracking




The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Astrophysics.

It was signed by R.Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO and Dr. Annapurni Subramaniam, Director, IIA at ISRO Headquarters on 2nd January 2020.

The MOU is part of ISROs initiatives to utilize the efforts of Indian Academic Institutions in the space technology.

It will pave the way for future collaborations between ISRO and IIA in establishing optical telescope facilities under NETRA Project for space object tracking, studies related to space weather, Asteroids, and other Near Earth Objects (NEO).

Collaboration between ISRO and IIA will help in progressing various fields of Astrophysics and Astronomy as well, said ISRO.


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