Northeast region has capacity to lead space sector in future: Ex-scientist of ISRO
Former scientist of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Jayant P Joshi, has said that the Northeast region has the capacity to lead the space sector in the coming days as the region is strategically placed and has ample resources for the space industry.
During an event held here in Agartala, the former scientist of ISRO said that space activity is never confined to any particular state or any region in general.
“But I see a lot of potential especially in the NE region. The region has a great scope of research for the space sector. During my interaction with the students from the region, I have seen that there is eagerness and inquisitiveness among the students to learn about the vast cosmos. The infrastructure is already available because we have ample resources. The only thing is government should come out and use those resources in the right direction and definitely the NE region will lead the space sector in the coming time,” he said.
Stating that ISRO had already opened its door for private players, he maintained, “We have opened up many things in space technology. Even before that, whatever programme or mission we were undertaking, 80-90 per cent work are done private industries. We only design, develop and do a prototype. We fly one mission, establish their reliability and give it to private industry,” the former scientist said.
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