Televisionpoint.com: We had reported this earlier too. The Indian Space Research Organisation, India’s equivalent of America’s NASA, is going ahead with its design of satellite for its mobile TV programme. “Satellite design is going on. It requires a huge antenna to be deployed in space and also high power. So, it’s in the process. That (unfurlable antenna) is one of the major elements in that,” chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) G Madhavan Nair said.
Director of ISRO satellite centre in Hyderabad, Dr K N Shankara, said the proposed spacecraft is a multi-media one. Making of unfurlable antenna needs new technology which ISRO is developing, Shankara told reporters on the sidelines of an international conference on electromagnetic interference and compatibility.
ISRO is also talking to an NRI group in the US to commercialise the mobile video technology in India.
ISRO Plans Mobile TV Based On Satellite Delivery; Commercial Pact With NRI Group Being Sewn Up