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The successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 last year has boosted ISRO's confidence in the field of space exploration. ISRO photo

BANGALORE (BNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set up a special pavilion at the Aero India 2009 show to mark its progress in the advancement of space with its recent success of Chandrayaan-1 mission.

The 550 sq meter space pavilion would be placed along with the Human Resource Pavilion in exhibition area

ISRO scientists are expected to be present at the pavilion to explain the Chandrayaan-1 mission and future space explorations to visitors at the show. This will also give the space agency a window if any country is interested in tying up with India on space exploration.

According to government officials ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair is also expected to attend the air show.

Exhibitors are hoping that the Aero India 2009 will yield business, apart from focusing on human resource activities.

Chandrayaan-1 was successfully launched on October 22, 2008. From the textbook launch of the indigenously crafted spacecraft with 11 payloads, to the incredible images being flashed home, Chandrayaan is an amazing story of ingenuity and hard work.

ISRO no doubt is open to tie-up for more space exploration projects and Aero India is just the right place to do so.

Aero India has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with six successful editions organized between 1996 and 2007.The show aims at bringing under one roof, exhibitors from all around the globe to showcase the best in aviation. Aero India includes both flight and static displays of a wide range of civil and military aircrafts from leading manufacturers, vendors and suppliers.

India's opening up of the defence sector to foreign direct investment, the ongoing modernization plan of its Armed Forces and enormous new opportunities in the civil aviation sector have opened innumerable new avenues for investment.

Aero India 2009 will provide an ideal window of opportunity for companies to not only network with the Indian Industry but also to benefit from the sharing of expertise in the fields of Research and Development (R&D) production and product support with other global players.

It will showcase the latest in the field of military and civil aircraft, vital components for aircraft engines, avionics systems and sub systems, airfield radars and new age technologies used in the defence sector.

Around 592 exhibitors from 25 countries will participate at the show. Of them 303 are from overseas and 289 from home. The participating countries include UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ukraine.

China will be participating at this year's Air Show for the first time.

A number of aircraft including F-16, F-18, MiG-35D, Eurofighter, IJT, Dhruv, Hawk, C-17, Embraer 135 business jet Legacy 600, C-130J, Citation XLS, G 550, AN-12 Cargo and A-310 MRTT will be on display.

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