ISRO's 6-Day Space Expo at Trivandrum!
As part of the World Space Week 2015, ISRO is conducting a 6-day long Space Expo at Kanakakunnu Palace Grounds. The Annual Space week is observed on October 4 to 10.
The Space Expo focuses on how space applications have contributed to India’s progress.
The Space Expo focuses on how space applications have contributed to India’s progress. At Kankakkunnu, ISRO has setup 17 booths showcasing static and working models of satellites and launch vehicles of ISRO. In addition, there are also videos and animations of all missions undertaken by the organization. Apart from these, the visitors will also get an insight into ISRO’s future mission programmes.
The Expo also features various spin-off projects of ISRO. It showcases technology developed for space applications which benefited other areas such as the Jaipur leg and the ‘Search and Rescue Beacon’ developed for fishermen. In total ISRO has nearly 325 such spin-offs.
ISRO is conducting special sounding rocket launches for the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
ISRO units in the city are celebrating World Space Week-2015 with a variety of programmes, including special sounding rocket launches for the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The World Space Week 2015 celebrations that will conclude on October 10.
The commencing and concluding dates of world space week recalls two important dates in space history. 04 October, 1957: Journey to space started with the launch of the first man-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1. 10 October, 1967: The signing of the treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies.