Guwahati, 11th September: The much awaited 2-Day VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE EXHIBITION (VSSE), organized by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India in association with University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya(USTM) and Regional Institute of Science & Technology(RIST), 9th Mile has been inaugurated today on 11th September 2017 at 10:00am .The inaugural ceremony of the first ever ISRO Space Science Exhibition in the state of Meghalaya has been graced by Prof Amarjyoti Chaudhury, CV Raman Chair Professor, USTM, Shri Mahbubul Haque, Chancellor and Dr RK Sarma, Pro Vice Chancellor, USTM including a host of eminent scientists, academicians and other dignitaries from different educational institutions including the people from various walks of life.
The 2-Day VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE EXHIBITION (VSSE) is having set of about 20 static panels related to remote sensing satellites and communication satellites, their applications, about Chandrayan-1/Mars Mission, models of camera of Mars Mission, satellite images; scale down models of launch vehicles like PSLV & GSLV, various satellite models of INSAT and IRS,OCM, Aryabhatta, RISAT, etc and a working model showing satellites orbiting around the earth. In addition to this there will various video documentaries on launching and mars mission. For students of 11th and 12th Science there is also a video on how to join ISRO. Apart from all above mechanical components, parts used in satellites are also displayed. ISRO’s GEO portal-BHUVAN website is also being demonstrated during the exhibition.
The exhibition hall has witnessed a large number of students participated from various schools on its first day and will also remain open from 10:00 am to 6:00pm on 12th September 2017 to accommodate the visitors coming from various places especially the students and faculties from schools, colleges and people from different other institutions.
It is pertinent to mention that during the exhibition, the ISRO scientists team is extending their sincere effort to demonstrate the operation of various satellites and other related mechanism which are immensely benefit for the visitors especially the budding students of the region who may be inspired to know the wonderful work being done by ISRO.