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Chief Minister of Karnataka visits Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu

Shri B S Yeddyurappa, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, today (October 25, 2008) morning visited Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu.

During his visit, Shri Yeddyurappa saw and evinced keen interest in the state of the art facilities related to tracking and communicating with spacecraft in deep space, including Chandrayaan-1. The dignitary appreciated the efforts of Indian space scientists in developing advanced technologies that can be utilised for the rapid and the overall development of the country and specifically congratulated them for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1. Dr G Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, Shri S K Shivakumar, Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) and other senior officials of ISRO and the Department of Space (DOS) were present during the visit.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka congratulated the key personnel involved in PSLV-C11/Chandrayaan-1 mission. Shri Yeddyurappa honoured Dr G Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, Dr T K Alex, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Dr V Jayaraman, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Shri George Koshy, Mission Director, PSLV-C11, Shri M Annadurai, Project Director, Chandrayaan-1, Shri A Bhaskaranarayana , Scientific Secretary, ISRO, Shri P S Sastry, Director, Launch Vehicle Programme Office (LVPO), ISRO Hq, Shri S K Shivakumar, Director, ISTRAC, Shri S Ramakrishnan, Director(Projects), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Shri A S Kiran Kumar, Deputy Director, Space Applications Centre (SAC) and Shri C Venugopal, Vehicle Director, PSLV-C11.

Chief Minister also felicitated Prof U R Rao and Dr K Kasturirangan, former Chairmen of ISRO on this occasion.

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