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Space Applications Centre (SAC) is one of the major centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). SAC focuses on the design of space-borne instruments for ISRO missions and development and operationalisation of applications of space technology for societal benefits. The applications cover communication, broadcasting, navigation, disaster monitoring, meteorology, oceanography, environment monitoring and natural resources survey.
CartoSat-2 Series (4th) Payload Flagged Off by Director, SAC Shri. Tapan Misra on November 25,2017. 8th Payload delivered from SAC in the Calendar year 2017.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE) celebrated 21st Nov. as the “ISRO-Rocket Day”, to commemorate the 54th anniversary.
A Patent has been granted to the patentee DOS/SAC-ISRO for an invention entitled “A METHOD OF TRACK STEERING FOR AZIMUTH COMPRESSION OF HIGH RESOLUTION AIRBORNE SAR”
GSAT-6A Communication Payload Flagged Off by Shri.Tapan Misra,Director SAC on November 18,2017.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition is going to celebrate 21st November as an “ISRO- Rocket Day” to commemorate 54th anniversary of launch of first sounding Rocket
ToT agreement signed between SAC,ISRO and M/s.Hind High Vacuum Company Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore for Patterning on Cr-Cu-Au metallised Alumina Substrates
15/11/2017 को निदेशक, सैक श्री तपन मिश्रा के कर-कमलों से केंद्र की हिंदी गृह-पत्रिका 'अभिव्यक्ति' के 11वें अंक का विमोचन किया गया।
INS-1C Payload flagged off by Director SAC, on November 15,2017
निदेशक, सैक द्वारा 15-11-17 को वार्षिक हिंदी प्रोत्साहन योजना तथा हिंदी माह के दौरान लागू हिंदी प्रोत्साहन योजना के विजेताओं को प्रमाण पत्र वितरित किए गए।
सैक के वैज्ञानिक डॉ.बी.एस. मुंजाल द्वारा रचित कार्टून पुस्तिका "अंतरिक्ष की दुनिया में वार्तालाप" का दि. 15/11/17 को निदेशक, सैक के कर-कमलों से विमोचन किया गया।
Annual RESPOND Review was organized at SAC (ISRO), Ahmedabad during November 02-03, 2017. 30 Ongoing RESPOND Projects were reviewed.
Air quality monitoring over north India using satellite data and CPCB stations ( 27-10-2017 to 08-11-2017)
INTROMET-2017 Symposium was inaugurated on November 7, 2017 at the New Auditorium of Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.
Early formation of this polynya(open water surrounded by sea ice) took place during November 2016 and September 2017 indicative of climatic changes. CSD/GHCAG
Annual Review of Space Technology Cell (STC) Projects was organized for the first time at SAC during October 30-31, 2017. 28 ongoing STC projects were reviewed.
A Five-day training programme on "SAR & Hyperspectral Data Analysis for Forest Applications" attended by 24 participants from 13 institutes / organisations.
VSSE participated in the Gujarat Scientific Literacy Festival – a Sci. & Tech. workshop cum exhibition for empowerment of weaker sections of the society-Valsad
Dual Band (L&S) SAR Payload for Chandrayaan-II,Orbiter, Flagged Off by Shri.Tapan Misra,Director SAC on October 24,2017.
To celebrate the DIWALI Festival various RANGOLI at different buildings of SAC.
A Nine-days training programme was conducted on Cryospheric Applications using Space Based Observations Training attended by 21 participants from 14 institutes.
Coloring & Drawing competitions conducted. About 120 students participated for each competition. 2200 visitors during the day and 2050 sky watchers registered.
WSW celebration, presentation on “Exploring New worlds” for college students was conducted. 22 students from various institutes have participated in the event.
“Quiz Competition for school students” was conducted. The students from various schools have participated in the event. About 2200 visitors are registered.
On fourth day of WSW celebration, “Workshop for school & college teachers was conducted. During the day water Rocket launching demonstration conducted.
On third day of WSW celebration at VSSE, a Crossword and Paper model making competition were conducted. About 875 visitors are registered during the day.
On second day of WSW, Space quiz and Colouring and Painting competition were conducted. About 900 visitors are registered during the day.
The inauguration function of WSW at VSSE was held on 4th Oct. at 09:30 AM. Director-SAC, Director-IPR and Controller-SAC have inaugurated the WSW celebration.
Workshop on GISAT-1 Mission discussed various aspects of Mission, Payload, Imaging Plan, Data Products, Retrieval, Applications and User Requirements
Detachment of ice mass of the size of approx. 282 Sq. Km. was observed on September 25, 2017 from PIG, Pine Island Glacier Ice, West Antarctica.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition has organised three days space exhibition at Bidhan Sishu Udyan Ultaganga, Kolkata (WB) during 20th to 22nd September-2017.
WSW is organising many events during Oct 4-10, 2107 for students. All are cordially invited. Entry Free
SAC team organised and participated in Expedition to Batal Glacier, Chandra valley, Lahaul & Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh during 28 Aug – 8 Sep 2017.
अंतरिक्ष उपयोग केंद्र में 04 सितंबर 2017 को संपन्न हिंदी माह उद्धाटन समारोह एवं सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम की झलकियाँ
GSAT-11 HTS (High Throughput Satellite) payload was flagged off by Shri.Tapan Misra Director,SAC on Sept 06,2017
An attempt has been made for the first time to study and identify the rip currents using high resolution satellite imageries like CARTOSAT-1,2 etc.
Blood donation camp was organized at SAC on August 23,2017. Total 303 Units of blood was collected, SAC/DECU/CISF & SBI members participated.
GSAT-19 satellite has flown with two new technologies of Feed realization,3D Printing and hybrid CFRP technology for the first time on ISRO satellites.
RF test of dual reflector multiple beam antennas configuration of GSAT-11 in Compact Antenna Test Facility (CATF) at SAC.
HRDD organised a program for Housekeeping Staff on August 20, 2017 at Ahmedabad Management Association.
SAC Team Developed 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine under Technology Development Program.
71st Independence Day celebration at Space Applications Centre. Director, SAC, Shri. Tapan Misra unfurls the flag.
To create festive and patriotic mood during Independence Day Celebrations; some of SAC buildings, gates, compound walls were illuminated.Thanks to CMG.
डेकू को अहमदाबाद में स्थित केंद्रीय कार्यालयों(100 से कम कर्मचारी संख्या)की श्रेणी में वर्ष 2016-17 के दौरान सर्वश्रेष्ठ राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन हेतु प्रथम पुरस्कार
सैक को वर्ष 2016-17 के दौरान उत्कृष्ट राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन हेतु नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति, अहमदाबाद की ओर से 08 अगस्त 2017 द्वितीय पुरस्कार प्रदान किया गया।
A Four-day training programme was conducted from August 08-11, 2017 on Satellite based Hydrology and modelling under TREES.(29 participants from 14 institutes)
Shri Shri Ravishankar ji visited SAC on August 10, 2017 and addressed the SAC/ISRO Family.
सैक में अभिकल्पित संसूचक द्वारा लिया गया प्रथम प्रतिबिम्ब Image Captured by First SAC designed Detector [1000 x 66 pixels]. Designed at SEDA/SAC, Fab @ SCL
Persistent flood situation has been observed over Gujarat and neighboring regions during 22-26 July 2017 from SCATSAT-1 observations
First report of wheat blast disease in India as detected by Indian Remote Sensing satellite (RS-2 AWiFS data)
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition - Shri Dipak Pandya Awarded the Dr.C.V.Raman Award by Raman Science & Technology Foundation on July 15, 2017 Pilavai(Mehsana)
VSSE conducted exhibition at U P Arts, Smt. M G Panchal Science & Shri V L Shah Commerce College, Pilvai, Dist: Mehsana on 15th & 16th July. About 12,000 students & general public visited the exhibition.
Eminent ISRO Scientist and Former Chairman, Space Commission, Prof. U R Rao
Sorrowful demise of Dr. KN Shankara, Former Director, SAC
Sad demise of Prof. Yash Pal, Former Director, SAC
केंद्र में 07 जुलाई 2017 को हिंदी तकनीकी संगोष्ठी का आयोजन किया गया। संगोष्ठी में 41 तकनीकी लेख और 9 राजभाषा संबंधी लेख प्रस्तुत किए गए।
AVIRIS-NG Science Meet held at SAC (ISRO) Ahmedabad during 12-14 July 2017.
SCATSAT-1, Jason-3 altimeter and Sentinel-1A SAR data were used for detection of surface flood over India.
Current status of flood in Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers from Satellite inputs and modeling
Rift propagation and ice calving of Larsen C Ice Shelf. Calving of ice took place between July 10th and 12th. AMHTDG Team was closely monitoring the event.
Celebration of success of CARTOSAT-2S, GSAT-17 and GSAT-19 at New Auditorium, SAC
Space Applications Centre,ISRO ,Ahmedabad participated in Ministry of Textile Expo organised at Gandhinagar, GUJARAT
Two-days workshop on Emerging Applications of Space Technology in Agriculture and Allied Sectors was organized by SAC (ISRO) Ahmedabad during 28-29 June 2017.
SAC Team at SHAR,PSLV-C38 CartoSat-2S Launch on June 23,2017.
Mobile Exhibition was held at Sonopant Dandekar College in Palghar on 20-21June, 2017. The exhibition was attended by over 20,000 Visitors.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition’s Mobile Exhibition at Kopargaon near Shirdi. The exhibition was attended by over 12,000 visitors.
Celebration of International Yoga Day at SAC on June 21,2017.
Director SAC,Interaction Session With New Joinees Scientist/Engineer
GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 launched on June 05, 2017 : SAC Team led by Shri. Tapan Misra, Director,SAC
Yoga Workshop Inauguration on 19 June 2017
A Four-day training programme was conducted on “Remote Sensing & Geo-Informatics – Basics” with Special Emphasis on Marine Applications. 13-16 June, 2017
Intromet-2017 : The International Tropical Meteorology Symposium - 2017 is to be jointly organized by IMSA and SAC from November 7-10, 2017 at SAC, Ahmedabad.
Live broadcast of 29th CME Program on "Common Skin Conditions" By Dr. Nayan Patel, MD (Dermatology)from DECU studio on ISRO TM Network
A forest fire broke in the Trikuta Hills (Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir), Near Vaishno Devi, Katra which is captured by fire product from INSAT-3D & 3DR.
25 मई 2017 को केंद्र के प्रशासनिक क्षेत्र के अधिकारियों के लिए राजभाषा कार्यशाला आयोजित की गई। श्री पीयूष वर्मा, नियंत्रक, सैक ने उद्घाटन सत्र की अध्यक्षता की
SPACE SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CELEBERATES TECHNOLOGY DAY ON MAY 19, 2017 AND ORGANIZES TECHNICAL LECTURE OF SHRI A C MATHUR, EX. GD, ASMG
National Technology Day was celebrated at Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition, SAC on 17th May.The event was inaugurated by Director-SAC.2182 persons visited.
As a part of requirement from Dept. of Food & Public Distribution, GoI, two cooperative sugar factories of Bharuch have been selected for pilot project.
National Technology Day Celebration @ Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition, 17-May-2017
VSSE conducted exhibition at Medi Caps University Indore (MP) on 21st & 22nd April. About 7000 students & general public visited the exhibition.
“Remote Sensing & Geo-Informatics – Basics” Traininjg was conducted from 25 – 28 April, 2017 under Training and Research in Earth Eco-system (TREES) Pregramme.
Meeting was conducted at Vikram hall Space Applications Centre on 2nd May, 2017.
VSSE conducted exhibition at JIT Borawan Dist: Khargone (MP) on 18th -19th April. About 10000 students & general public visited the exhibition.
Vikaram Sarabhai Space Exhibition conducted one day exhibition at Shree Vageeshwaree Vidhya Mandir Mundwa,Nagaur-Raj.on 9th April. Over 7000 students visited.
VSSE conducted exhibition at Ratlam. 3000 students & general public visited the exhibition. A special session of BHUVAN was held for Govt. officials.
This android app is developed for computation of solar energy potential using Indian Geostationary satellite data.
Two years (2014-15) of poor rainfall had led to decrease in water levels of many reservoirs in 2016. In the current year situation has improved significantly.
Forest fire broke in Mt. Abu on 14th April, 2017 which is well detected by fire product of INSAT-3DR.
Smart India Hackathon 2017 was organised for ISRO-DOS at Gujarat University Convention Hall, Ahmedabad on 1st and 2nd April 2017. The event was a grand success.
Dust storms occurred in Arabian peninsula and in Iran/Pakistan region during 4th to 6th April 2017 lead to a sudden increase in aerosol concentration in India.
Analysis of Scatsat-1 data shows that during 1st week of March 2017 the sea ice was at record minimum ( 2.11 Million hectares).
Ice Velocity of Gangotri Glacier using MRS and LISS III data. CSD/GHCAG/EPSA
Surface dynamics based on ice velocity of floating parts around Polar Glacier Ice tongue, East Antarctica was observed using RISAT-1 MRS and high resolution Resourcesat LISS-4 data
SAC takes pride in sending two of its women scientists, Ms. Kiral Ghodadra and Ms. Purvee Joshi, to participate in this expedition.
36-hour Grand Finale scheduled to be held on April 1 & 2, 2017.
VSSE mobile exhibition was held at NIT-MANIPUR -IMPHAL, from 23rd to 25th March, 2017.About 7000 visitors from schools & colleges have visited the exhibition.
RESPOND @ SAC organized Interest Exploration Meetings with academia of Jharkhand and Odisha states, during March, 23-25, 2017.
A Two-day training programme was conducted on “Chandrayaan-1 TMC and HySI data analysis”. The training programme was attended by 21 Trainees from 18 institutes.
A Two-day training programme was conducted on Handling of MARS Orbiter Mission(MOM) Data. The training programme was attended by 29 Trainees from 24 institutes.
Space Exhibition at Little Kingdom School, Nadiad
Shri Tapan Misra, Director SAC was felicitated as Distinguished Alumnus on the occasion of 60th year of Jadavpur University on 20th February 2017.
Interferogram covering parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh has been generated using in-house developed s/w for RISAT data sets.
25 जनवरी 2017 को सुरेंद्रनगर जिले के खाराघोड़ा ग्राम में स्कूल के बच्चों और स्थानीय लोगों के लिए अंतरिक्ष प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन किया गया।
माननीय श्री कल्याण सिंह, राज्यपाल, राजस्थान के कर-कमलों से यह पुरस्कार सैक की ओर से श्री डी.के.दास, सह निदेशक, सैक ने 30 जनवरी 2017 को उदयपुर में ग्रहण किया।
After successful Test & Evaluation, INS-1A payload was flagged off By Shri Tapan Misra, Director SAC on Jan 10, 2017 to ISAC for integration with Spacecraft
After succesful Test & Evaluation, INS-1B payload was flagged off By Shri Tapan Misra, Director SAC on Jan 27, 2017 to ISAC for integration with Spacecraft
Prize Distribution_Republic day_2017
A Three-day training programme was conducted on “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing with AVIRIS-NG Data”. Training programme was attended by 50 participants.
Visit of Honorable Prime Minister to ISRO stall at Vibrant Gujarat, Gandhinagar
Annual Respond Review held at SAC on 15-16 Dec 2016. 49 PIs/Co-PIs/ JRFs from Academic institutes participated. 31 ongoing projects were reviewed.
Conferment of Doctor in Science (Honoris Causa) to Sh. Tapan Misra,Director by Jadavpur University, Kolkata on Dec. 24, 2016.
A Two-day training programme was conducted on Polarimetric SAR data processing. The training programme was attended by 21 participants from 12 institutes.
A Four-day training programme was conducted on “Satellite based Hydrology and modelling”. The training program was attended by 17 participants from 9 institute
Dr. Abha Chhabra received P.R. Pisharoty Memorial Award-2016 for significant contributions in the area of Remote Sensing applications for Environmental Studies.
RESOURCESAT-2A was launched on 7th Dec,2016 and cameras were switched on 15th Dec,2016. Data aquired by LISS3, LISS4 and AWIFS systems are of excellent quality.
ISRO Awards Function: 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 held on November 18, 2016. Chairman,ISRO graces the occasion
ISROCast service released from MOSDAC using RSS technology. Users can subscribe & receive NRT data. SCATSAT-1 high resolution products are currently available.
A training programme on site suitability for horticultural expansion in North-Eastern States was organized by SAC from 18-21 Oct., 2016 at NE-SAC, Shillong.
World Space Week has witnessed large number of Space enthusiasts, more than 10,000 visitors of all age-groups and various sections of the society.
VSSE mobile exhibition was organized at Lonavla, Pune on 26-27 September. About 7000 visitors from Lonavla & surrounding have visited the exhibition.
Large number of Space enthusiasts of different age-groups and sections of the society are visiting VSSE. Highlights of Model making,Drawing, Quiz events at VSSE
SAC New Publication "Monitoring Snow and Glaciers of Himalayan Region"
Celebration of INSAT-3DR & CARTOSAT-2S Success
Inauguration of Organic Waste Composting Machine
First day images of SCATSAT-1 sigma-naught and wind products generated by SCATSAT-1 Data Products Generation software.
The World Space Week - 2016 was inaugurated by Director, SAC at VSSE.About 1000 visitors from various schools, colleges & staff members & their families visited
Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad is organising Training Programme on Polarimetric SAR data Processing and Analysis (with special emphasis on RISAT-1)
7th Acharya P C Ray Memorial Award for Distinguished Achievement towards Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Science & Technology conferred upon Shri Tapan Misra.
High-resolution evapotranspiration has been estimated using thermal remote sensing (~100m) and surface energy balance modelling with Landsat-8 data in Odisha.
VSSE mobile exhibition is arranged at Lonavla,KJ Somaiya Engineer College-Mumbai, M S Uni.-Baroda. The details like location, dates, etc. is given in attachment
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition is celebrating the World Space Week (4th to 10th October)with a host of events. An opportunity to win prizes!
A two-day workshop was organised by SAC to evaluate proposals received under AVIRIS-NG Announcement of Opportunity (AO) during 7-8 September, 2016.
Tree Plantation Drive at 27 and 35 CSL Building performed under guidance of Director,SAC on 31 aug 2106
Hindi month Inaugaration & Cultural Programme_2016
Inauguration of Payload Integration Building at Bopal by Chairman, ISRO Shri. A S Kiran Kumar.
All the 110 products hosted on MOSDAC for all INSAT missions, MEGHATROPIQUES, SARAL and OCEANSAT-II have been assigned unique persistent identifiers
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition was held at Udaipur. Over 10,000 visitors took advantage of the exhibition to learn about ISRO activities.
VSSE mobile exhibition was held at Kota. Over 10,000 visitors benefited.All the visitors were thrilled to have glimpses of ISRO.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE) was held at AMRELI, during 20th 22nd July 2016. More than 100 schools and colleges of district visited the exhibition.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) represented by DECU has signed MoU with two central ministries - MSDE & MoH&FW.
Post effects of heavy rainfall during Roanu cyclone and monsoon, observed in Soil Wetness Index (SWI) maps, which show fully saturated soil conditions.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition has arranged mobile Space exhibition at Community Science Canter -Shri P T Shah Science College , Modasa; Dist Aravelli (N.G)