Rescheduled: Head of India’s GNSS Space Program Speaks at Nottingham on May 17

Dr. Suresh V. Kibe, ISRO

The GNSS Research and Applications Center of Excellence (GRACE) at University of Nottingham has rescheduled the lecture by Suresh V. Kibe, director of the GNSS programs at the Indian Space Research Organization, from March 8 until May 17.

The GNSS Research and Applications Center of Excellence (GRACE) at University of Nottingham has rescheduled the lecture by Suresh V. Kibe, director of the GNSS programs at the Indian Space Research Organization, from March 8 until May 17.

Prof. Kibe will speak on new developments in his country’s satellite navigation
programs. The Indian government recently committed more than US$300 million to further GAGAN, their navigation augmentation system; IRNSS, the regional navigation satellite system; and potential plans for GINS, the Global Indian Navigation System.

India had hoped to launch its first navigation payloads into space on board the new GSAT-4 communications satellite at the end of last year. Problems with the launcher delayed it. Recent Indian news reports say the launch will happen “soon.”

Dr. Kibe will speak at 5 p.m. in the Exchange Building (LT2) on the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kibe has been with ISRO since 1978, and now directs India’s SATNAV program and is deputy director of the INSAT program. He is an international member of the advisory committee to the U.S Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Executive Committee.

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