ISRO, airports authority to hold satellite navigation meet

Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) With India entering the satellite-based navigation with its two projects GAGAN and IRNSS, the Indian space agency and airports authority are jointly organising an user meet for these services, the space agency said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it agency along with Airports Authority of India (AAI) would be hosting a Global Navigation Satellite System – User Meet 2015 on October 8 at the ISRO Satellite Centre in Bengaluru.

The theme of the meet is `Towards Self Reliance in Satellite Navigation’.

According to ISRO, India has entered the realm of satellite-based navigation with its two pioneering projects GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN) and Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

The GAGAN is for precision approach for aircrafts while IRNSS provides independent positioning with the help of four satellites.

The proposed meet intends to bring together the navigation satellite-based industries, receiver manufacturers, positioning, navigation and timing service providers, application developers, content providers and the user community along with the academia on a common platform.

The meet also aims to explore various avenues to utilise the Indian satellite-based navigation services for the socio-economic benefits of the country.

The Indian space agency said the one-day event would hold a plenary session with talks delivered by eminent personalities from the global navigation satellite system community, technical sessions and a panel discussion apart from an exhibition showcasing various products.

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