TN: SRM University to set up centre for Space Technology

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Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 17:52 [IST]
 
Space Technology centre by SRM varsity

Chennai, Oct 13: The private university in Tamil Nadu, SRM soon will set up a centre for Space Technology at its campus in Kattankulathur.

Talking on the issue, President of SRM Group, P Sathyanarayanan said, "Everything is in a planning stage. The talks in this regard will be carried forward once the launch of SRMSAT is over. It will take another five to six months to get a concrete shape."

Meanwhile, SRM Group Chancellor TR Pachamuthu informed that the centre would focus mainly on research. SRM University was the first private varsity in India to launch a nano satellite.

"Once the Centre for Space is established, we will introduce specialized courses on Space technology to churn out more space  scientists to meet the growing demand," informed Mr Pachamuthu.

Narayana Rao, Director (Research), SRM University also stated, "Initially, ISRO will monitor the satellite from its ground station at Bangalore. After a week, SRM University will also monitor it from the ground station set up at the campus."

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