Free Public Talks: Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayaan-1&2

Free Public Talks: Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayaan-1&2

The Australia India Institute and RMIT University are pleased to invite you to the following seminars by Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, a Visiting Fellow to the Institute, and Project Director of Chandrayaan-1&2, Indian Satellite Missions to the Moon.

Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai is the Project Director of Chandrayaan-1&2,  Indian Satellite Missions to the Moon.  During the period 2004-2008, as the Project Director for Chandrayaan-1, he designed and developed the Spacecraft  to carry scientific instruments from ISRO, NASA, ESA and Bulgaria to accomplish simultaneous chemical, mineralogical, resource and topographic mapping of the entire lunar surface at high Spatial and Spectral Resolutions. Through this project he paved the way for future  Indian Planetary Missions. Presently Dr. Annadurai is leading the Chandrayaan-2 Project, the Indian Lunar Landing Mission meant for insitu mineral and chemical analysis of the lunar soil.


The Indian Space Research efforts have grown steadily from the sixties. Starting with Aryabhatta, the first Indian satellite, the Indian Space program has created a fleet of operational state-of-the-art satellites for country-wide applications like Communications, Remote Sensing, Tele-Medicine, Tele-Education, and Disaster-Warning.

With India as the lead agency, Chandrayaan-1 Satellite carried eleven scientific payloads of indigenous and international origin, successfully demonstrating the space capabilities of India.

The lecture will focus on the origins of the Indian space program, the journey to matured Satellite and Launch Vehicle technology with highlights on Chandrayaan-1, the first Indian Mission to the Moon.

TITLE: India’s Achievements in Space Science and Technology

RMIT University
Monday 15 November, 2010
4.30pm – 6.00pm  
Building 20, Courtroom 2, Entry via Building 1, 124 LaTrobe St, Melbourne

The University of Melbourne
Tuesday 16 November, 2010
TIME: 5.00pm – 6.30pm  
VENUE: Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building (Grattan St) Parkville