August 26, 2020
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT). This MOU is to establish an innovation-cum-incubation centre at the technical institute to promote knowledge about space research among students.
In this agreement, ISRO will offer all the technical consultancy support and financial assistance of 50 Lakh to the VSSUT. This will be used for the construction of infrastructure and other developments. This MOU was signed through a video conference in the presence of K Sivan, ISRO Chairman, and Atal Chaudhuri, Vice-chancellor, VSSUT.
This collaboration is done for many reasons like for the construction of high-end simulation tools, diminutive test facilities like static test facility, stable propulsion research lab – and establishment of testing facility for scaled-down models.
K Sivan expressed his enthusiasm and belief that the collaboration between them will help the VSSUT Space Innovation Centre (VSSSIC) develop knowledge about space research among the students. A ”sounding rocket” produced by the VSSUT Innovation Club of the institute had found a place in the Limca Book of Record.
This proposal will help the student earn more interest in space science, research, and more applications in the future. The ISRO chairman said it would be a game-changer for the country as more research is required to develop subsystems and propulsion systems.
The University spokesperson informed that ISRO would expedite the limited utilization of rocket launching facilities like Thumba, Sriharikota, or Balasore (under DRDO), where all kinds of safety systems are the available launch of future sounding rockets developed at the Space Innovation Centre at VSSUT.
VSSSIC will able to explore the latest global trends in space technology and will also take many projects which will benefit our nation.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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