Isro's centre in Ahmedabad helped track Hurricane Sandy

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  1. MUMBAI: Indian Space Research Organization (Isro)'s Oscat radio scatterometer on board its 960kg Oceansat-2 remote sensing satellite had tracked ocean surface winds of Hurricane Sandy that wrought havoc in eastern US on Monday, aNasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory announcement has said.

    Nasa had sought Isro's help as its QuikSatsatellite stopped operating in November 2009. QuikSat resembles the Oscat radio scatterometer.

    Officials said Isro's Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre has designed and developed the scatterometer, an active microwave device, which among other things is equipped with one-meter parabolic dish antenna. It has been designed to provide global ocean coverage.

    Isro chief spokesperson Dev Prasad Karnik said Isro, Nasa and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USNOAA) have an agreement regarding sharing Oceansat-2's data.

    "The sharing of data of Hurricane Sandy only reflects the growing collaboration between Isro, Nasa and USNOAA," he told TOI.

    The scatterometer's image of Hurricane Sandy obtained at 9.30 am (IST) on Monday was transmitted to Nasa and USNOAA and shows it heading towards the eastern US coast.

    The satellite was launched from four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on September 23, 2009 and operates at an altitude of 720km in the sun-synchronous orbit. Oceansat-2 is the Isro's sixth remote sensing satellite.
    Isro's centre in Ahmedabad helped track Hurricane Sandy - The Times of India
  2. What the fuck does that have to do with anything? Care to offer a comment or question of some kind?
  3. METHODS in general use for assessing detonation in the cylinders of internal combustion engines depend upon training the ear of the engine operator. For single-cylinder aero-engine test units it is possible to detect detonation by listening to the various noises produced by the engine. The constant association of the noises produced by detonation and the effects of detonation on the engine parts enables the operator to correlate these two factors. After a training on a particular engine it is possible for him to estimate the destructive quality of different degrees of detonation by listening to the engine noises resulting from detonation. It is, however, very difficult to assess the degree of detonation by such methods, which depend on aural estimation alone.
  4. Wot he said. ;-)

  5. All well and good, but can it track Killer Bees?
  6. Can it tell me if there are any good offers at LIDL this week?

  7. Dingle arms FTW!
  8. No ! but I bet they serve curry in the canteen....!