Challenges of dealing with ISRO as a science communicator

Covering the Indian space programme as a science communicator or as a journalist often means to deal with limited information being available to tell a story to the public. In this episode, Vasudevan Mukunth talks about the challenges of dealing with science communication while dealing with information put out by ISRO on its activities and how it affects the quality of journalism while covering space as a sector in India.

Vasudevan Mukunth is the Science editor at The Wire. He is a science communicator in Bengaluru, India who writes about astronomy, high-energy physics, statistics, scientific publishing and the digital media. 

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The journey of satellite remote sensing in India and the challenges it faces today

India is one of the pioneers of satellite remote sensing with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developing some of the best remote sensing satellites in the world. In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, Arup Dasgupta speaks about his experiences in executing some of ISRO’s remote sensing missions and provides a perspective on the current challenges that holds back the full utilisation of remote sensing applications in India.

Arup Dasgupta worked in the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He began his career in the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) and later was involved in the management of applications programmes for several remote sensing satellites including Bhaskara and IRS as well as the development of image and information processing systems.… Click here to read the complete article