NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Satellite Anomaly Resolution-A Case Study" by P S Goel, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion


Topic:              Satellite Anomaly Resolution-A Case Study


Speaker:          P S Goel

                        Raja Ramanna Chair Professor, NIAS



Chairperson:          Shailesh Nayak

Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies



Date:               01st August, 2018


Time:              4.00 pm


Venue:            Lecture Hall, NIAS


All are cordially invited


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Abstract:   Satellites are designed with utmost care and redundancies, but, sometimes, satellites are lost with practically no or very small data.  Reviving a satellite and understanding the problem, managing redundancy is a task to be managed such that power and thermal conditions are within limits.  The lecture will address some of the issues in the context of GSAT-6A satellite.


About the Speaker:  Dr. Goel started his career with initiating activity on Satellite Attitude Control System for spinning RS1 Satellite at Trivandrum and later moved to Bangalore as part of AryaBhata Project team. He contributed significantly to the development of magnetic attitude control system, mission planning for remote sensing, communication and scientific missions and authored over hundred research papers in referred journals and conferences. Dr. Goel was Chairman, Spacecraft System Advisory Board for IRS1, Project engineer AOCS for APPLE and Associate Project Director INSATII. He was Head Control System Division, Group Director AOCS, Deputy Director Mission and Control Area, Associate Director of ISAC and was Director ISRO Satellite Centre from 1997 to 2005.  Dr. Goel moved to Delhi as Secretary, Department of Ocean Development and transformed it into Ministry of Earth Sciences by integrating Ocean, Atmosphere and Geo Science and Technologies. He was the first Chairman of Earth Commission. 


Dr. Goel was Chairman RAC/DRDO and member of National Security Advisory Board. He was President of Indian National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor of ISRO. He was DRDO Chair at RCI/ DRDO Hyderabad pursuing space for National Security. Dr. Goel was awarded Padma Shree in 2001. He received several other awards including Life Time Achievement Award of the Aeronautical Society of India and Distinguished Scientist Award of ISRO.  Currently he is Raja Ramanna Chair Professor at NIAS.


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For further info, please contact Sangeetha Menon [ or] Coordinator of NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018