India: The National Remote Sensing Centre, India, will set up a remote sensing ground station in Antarctica, Deccan Chronicle reported. The ground station will be connected to the NRSC’s station in Shadnagar, India, which will be functional early next year.
According to the report, once the Antarctica ground station is operational, it will boost the remote sensing data transmitted by Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites. The data will be helpful during natural calamities like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, besides providing regular data terrain.
The proposed ground station in Antarctica will receive data around 10 to 12 orbits per day from different IRS satellites. It will be built with the help of National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research at Larseman Hills (Bharathi Station) in East Antarctica.
Source: Deccan Chronicle