Friday, January 12, 2018

PSLV C40 launch from Sriharikota

Today ISRO has successfully placed 31 satellites in 2 different orbits. The launch also cut off and reignited the 4th stage engine thrice demonstrating precision and control.
The payloads include 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite, 1 micro satellite,  1 nano satellite and 28 foreign satellites from 6 different countries.
One PSLV rocket costs around 120 crore INR to build and hence there is a significant cost saving by clubbing multiple satellites in one launch. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

[TED Talk] Lian Pin Koh: A drone's eye view of conservation

Lian Pin Koh explains how drones are used world wide for conservation of forest and wild animals. The drones are affordable and easy to operate. Those can be used for wild life research activities as well.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Andreas Raptopoulos's talk on TED

This is a great talk on TED by Andreas Raptopoulos. He explains how drones can be used where there is either no road or congested roads to transport goods with low cost.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Project Loon

Google's Project Loon : Using balloons to provide internet.

Sunday, June 9, 2013