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Project NETRA: ISRO Signs pact to set up optical Telescope


Project NETRA: ISRO Signs pact to set up optical Telescope



Indian Space Research Organisation has inked a pact with Indian Institute of Astrophysics to pave the way for collaboration in establishing optical telescope facilities under Project ‘NETRA’ for tracking space objects.

Under the Rs 400-crore NETRA’ project, an early warning system is being set up in space to detect debris and other hazards that could pose a danger to Indian space assets like satellites and experimental platforms.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Isro and IIA for space cooperation in space situational awareness and astrophysics was signed by Isro scientific secretary R Umamaheswaran and IIA director Annapurni Subramaniam at the Isro headquartes in Bengaluru on January 2.