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Kalam Calls For Development Of Satellite Systems For Entire Humanity

President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
by Staff Writers
Hassan, India (ANI) Jun 11, 2007
President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on Friday said that the satellite systems should be developed for the advancement of the entire humanity. He said this while dedicating the country's latest communication satellite, INSAT- 4B to the nation at the Indian Space Research Organisation's Master Control Facility at Hassan in Karnataka. The satellite was successfully launched from the spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana on March 12.

Dr. Kalam called for development of space technology that would democratise access to knowledge.

"Work for 'World Knowledge Platform' -- an international network of EDUSAT like satellites that would ultimately democratise access to knowledge. The same level of access to information will be there for a child in a remote village in Africa or Asia and a student in the most advanced city in Europe or North America," he said.

Secondly, Dr. Kalam said, a network of 'World Healthcare Platform' could be development for the common cause of the humanity.

He also asked the Space scientists to network themselves and through them the nations and the humanity as a whole.

INSAT- 4B, weighing 3,025 kg, was launched to boost Direct to Home (DTH) TV services and to augment INSAT capacity. It is the 13th ISRO satellite to use the European launcher since India's first experimental satellite Apple was launched in 1981. The satellite carries 12 high power Ku band and 12 C-band transponders.

The INSAT- 4B spacecraft has a mission life of 12 years. Its transponder would be used for various entertainment programmes, connectivity to remote places and communication for business and other applications.

The launch was the first of the year for the commercial launcher Arianespace.

Source: ANI - Copyright 2007

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