The second Bengaluru Space Expo, promoted as Asia’s first focused exhibition on space, satellites and related technologies, takes off here tomorrow.

The four-day international exhibition and conference on space technologies, equipment and products is organised by CII in association with Indian Space Research Organisation and Antirx Corporation, ISRO’s marketing arm and supported by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) with participation from BrahMos and DRDO.

Over the last four decades, India has achieved a notable progress in the design, development and operations of space systems as well as using them for vital services such as defence, navigation, security, surveillance, telecommunication, broadcasting, entertainment, meteorology and disaster warning besides natural resources survey and management, officials said.

The event would showcase latest technological advances, equipment, software solutions, related products and technical services in the areas and related sectors.

It would focus on solutions for disaster management, transport infrastructure guidance, space security, logistics management, tele-education, tele-medicine, agricultural guidance, identification of potential fishing zones and commercialisation of satellites, while projecting India as a launching pad for satellites of various countries.

A concurrent three-day international conference “World Space-Biz” would also be held to deliberate on topics such as commercialisation of space, remote sensing and navigation, where speakers from global space agencies and industry would put forth their views and discuss solutions and agendas for future.

Major exhibitors at the Expo include Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Larsen & Toubro, EADS Astrium, Glonass-Russia,Dish TV, Godrej & Boyce, BrahMos, MEASAT, SES World Skies, Asia Broadcast Satellite and Devas Media.

The highlights of the event include a visit by Nigeria’s Minister of Science & Technology, overseas delegations from Kazakhstan, France, Thailand, Denmark, Nigeria, Israel, Japan, Korea,the UK, the USA, Indonesia and Nepal, integration of technologies facilitated by the Indian Space Agency and products developed by units under MoES and providing a platform for SMEs for working with ISRO.

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