Space Science Center inaugurated at Central University of Jammu

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The Space Science Center was inaugurated at the Central University of Jammu. The first course will accommodate 60 students and will not start until this year.

Space Science Center inaugurated at Central University of Jammu.

On Saturday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science at the Central University of Jammu. During the inauguration, he mentioned that the first course with a capacity of 60 students will start from this very year.

“We are going to start the first course this year and the capacity will be 60 places. The selection criteria will be IIT-JEE so that there is no allegation of discrimination or anything else,” he said, as reported by PTI.

In October 2018, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central University of Jammu to establish a center with geospatial data analysis facilities, which will help in the use sustainable natural resources and land planning. -use templates.

WHAT FACILITIES WILL THE CENTER HAVE?

The space center has ground-based observations for atmospheric studies, a laboratory for astrophysics research, atmospheric detection and a laboratory for glacier studies for better use of the large quantities of water stored in the form of seasonal snow, ice and glaciers in the rivers of northern India.

“It is a historic day not only for Jammu but for all of North India as space technology was restricted to South India. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the one hand, unlocking space for private actors has been ensured, and on the other hand, a decision has been taken why not to open space technology institutions in other parts of the country,” said the Union Minister .told reporters after the inauguration of the Center, as reported by PTI.

At the inauguration ceremony, Mr Singh said that at his suggestion, the Center was named the former ISRO President as he was a resident of Jammu and Kashmir and a “true pride” of the Dogra community.

“He (Satish Dhawan) went to Bangalore (now Bengaluru) from here and it was thanks to him that the Space Research Headquarters was set up in Bangalore and not Delhi as he was working on several projects important,” Singh said.

(With PTI inputs)

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