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Ex ISRO chief gets Asia-Pacific award
September 28, 2005 19:12 IST
Last Updated: September 28, 2005 19:15 IST
K Kasturirangan, Rajya Sabha member and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, has been awarded the prestigious Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2005.
The award recognises his achievements in developing space systems, research, development and production of space products, according to an ISRO statement in Bangalore. The award was presented on Tuesday during the 8th Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference and Exhibition at Singapore.
A Bhaskaranarayana, Programme Director, satellite communications programme of ISRO, who is attending the conference, received the award on behalf of Kasturirangan. APSCC is an international association representing all sectors of satellite related industries of the Asia-Pacific region and aims at promoting satellite communications and broadcasting through regional cooperation for the social, cultural and economic prosperity of the region.
As one of these activities, APSCC recognises organisation and individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of the satellite and space industry. The APSCC awards commemorate the significant achievements and contributions of organisations and individuals.