India: The indigenous Rs. 240-crore multi-object tracking radar, which was developed and built by scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and some industries of the country, will be ready for operation during the first quarter of 2015.
“The electronics and mechanical structure of the radar are ready and integration of all components will start during the month-end. This is the first totally indigenous multi-object tracking radar. The new radar which will operate from Sriharikota range can track nearly 10 objects simultaneously in a distance as far as 1000 km in space, while the conventional radars spot a single object at a time. This is useful in many ways since it can detect 10 objects at a time and in case space debris is approaching an Indian satellite, the path of satellite can be diverted to avoid collision and damage,” said V Seshagiri Rao, SHAR-ISRO Associate Director and Project Director of the radar.
Source: The Hindu