Seminar on space technology and Chandrayaan-2

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The Department of MBA at KLE Dr.M.S.Sheshgiri College of Engineering & Technology, Udyambag, Belagavi in association with Visvesvaraya Technological University and Indian Society for Non-destructive testing-ISNT, Bengaluru had organised a seminar on Non-destructive Evaluation in Chandrayaan-2 on 21/9/2019.

Speaking on the occasion Mr.Vishnupant Misale, Former Scientist/Engineer H, Group Director NDE elaborated on the nuances of Chandrayaan-2. Elements pertaining to the testing of materials in a non destructive way were discussed on the occasion. He said that Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft comprised three segments—the Orbiter, Vikram and Pragyan. A team of space scientists and a national committee of academicians are analysing the cause of the communication failure with Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram on the lunar surface he added. He shared his experience of working on the mission and said that the space programs are difficult to implement and execute for the degree of scientific precision they need. Further, he spoke on thermal imaging technology and need for youngsters to come up with research in space technology. He invited students to participate in space research programs and extended support for projects undertaken in this domain.

Seminar on space technology and Chandrayaan-2Mr. Santosh Narayan, Joint secretary, ISNT said that NDE 2019 Conference & Exhibition is the annual flagship event of the Indian Society for NDT which will be held in Bangalore during December 5-7, 2019 at the Clarks Exotics Convention & Resort. The theme of this year’s conference is “Endeavours from Detection to Prediction” which has been carefully chosen to reflect the changing philosophies in the world of industrial inspection. He urged the students and staff to participate in the programme.

Principal, Dr. Basavaraj Katageri applauded the efforts taken by ISRO to successfully drive the Chandrayaan -2 program. He said that short comings are experiences that add to the will power to succeed. He also expressed the need for students and staff to participate in interdisciplinary projects as there is a paradigm shift in intellectual ability to build the technology of future.

Dr. D.G.Kulkarni welcomed the gathering as said that this is a very rare opportunity the students have got to hear from the much discussed moon mission. He wished all the participants a happy learning and knowledge sharing.

Mr.Rohan Gurav, Program Coordinator, VTU explained about the objectives of the seminar and the need to stimulate the young minds to do research.

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