Director of Indian Missions to the Moon visits VSSEC

Director of Indian Missions to the Moon visits VSSEC

Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of India's moon missions Chandrayaan 1 and 2, visited VSSEC during his recent visit to Melbourne. Dr Annadurai spoke to a small group of students and VSSEC staff about India's achievements in space, science and technology. 

Dr. Annadurai emphasised that India's investment in space aids development. India has one of the world's largest constellations for remote sensing and communication satellites which are used for broadcasting, weather forecasting, managing water, ocean and forest resources, tele-medicine, tele-education and disaster management. The Chandrayaan missions helped expand India's capability in remote sensing and enhanced it's international partnerships. A team of engineers and scientists led by Dr Annadurai designed and developed the mission which carried out chemical, mineralogical, resource and topographic mapping of the entire lunar surface. Dr Annadurai is now leading the team working on the followup mission, Chadrayaan 2.

During his visit Dr. Annadurai toured VSSEC and talked about the importance of engaging students in science from an early age. He discussed the important role his teachers played in inspiring him to study physics and mathematics and his efforts in India to support current students. His visit to VSSEC was certainly inspirational for everyone who attended.

VSSEC would like to thank the Australia India Institute for making this visit possible.