Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation
Secretary, Department of Space
After the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 many avenues have opened up for Indian Space Industry which is now planning to launch Chandrayaan 2 along with various other space missions ; some of which already under process.
Today Space is not limited to earth & other planetary observations and life sciences but have been a major contributor for any given economy while providing the strong base and support systems for a more technological world with a introduction of DTH, telecom, disaster management and GPS Navigation systems etc. With BSX 2010; we aim at building a stronger infrastructure; reliable data metrics system besides the space exploration activities.
I invite your participation and presence both in the exhibition as well as conference.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Former President of India
Future space missions provide new opportunities and challenges. We will continue to provide benefits of space technology for the benefit of common citizens in the areas of communication, meteorology, remote sensing, tele-medicine, tele-education and other applications, which are crucial to vision of developed India 2020.
Simultaneously, we will enhance our capabilities to build more powerful and affordable launch vehicles, to realise sophisticated spacecrafts, to enable value added applications, to explore Earth-Moon-Mars complex and to sustain our leadership in space.
For such a large international mission what is needed is to bring down present orbital kg cost from $20,000 to $2,000 through single stage to orbit with the use of nano technology.
Dr. A. S. Pillai
CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace
Chief Controller, R&D, DRDO, Ministry of Defence
India’s space venture started with the vision of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. The visionary leader had underlined the country’s meaningful role in the application of space technology to address the problems of men and society at large.
Making that dream a reality, India today stands tall among a few space-faring nations. The country’s great progress in space science has been eminent with the success of Chandrayaan-1 moon mission and the successive successful launch of PSLV orbiting a large number of satellites for India and other countries.
Hosting the Bengaluru Space Expo-2010 is one of the pride moments for the country and its ambitious space programme. The grand event provides a unique platform for the confluence of great scientific minds to deliberate on space technology and its applications, including manned missions and mining in planets.Mars mission looks nearer to us.
The World Space Biz-2010 will open up new avenues for commercial exploration of space on a larger scale.
I congratulate CII, ISRO and Antrix for organising the second edition of BSX-2010.
Mr. Venu Srinivasan
The commercial space sector has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade. The increasing capacity in the launch services across the world has driven down the cost of commercial space launches drastically.
With the growing need of use of space technology in the field of Infrastructure, Weather Forecasting, Disaster Management, Telecommunications & Agricultural Guidance Services, Bengaluru Space Expo 2010 aims at developing a strong base to meet such demand.
Looking forward to your active participation at Bengaluru Space Expo 2010.