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Pramod Kale gets Aryabhatta award.



Byline: ANI

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Promod Kale was today awarded the Aryabhatta award 2006 for his outstanding life-time contribution to the promotion of astronomy in India.

Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan gave the award to Kale at a function in New Delhi.

Kale was responsible for the development, technology transfer, deployment, operation and maintenance of the village community Direct Reception Sets for the SITE, the largest technological and social experiment that ushered in the era of Satellite TV broadcasting in India.

He was the first Project Director, INSAT INSAT Indian National Satellite
INSAT Institut National des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (Tunis, Tunisia) 
 Space Segment Project from 1977 to 1987. The operationalization of the INSAT satellite system in 1983 was the highlight his work.

Kale was responsible for developing the INSAT Master Control Facility INSAT Master Control Facility is one of the centers of Indian Space Research Organisation, which is responsible for post-launch operations on INSAT satellites including orbit manoeuvres, station keeping and on-orbit operations.  at Hassan which has now become a world class facility. He was Mission Director, ISRO ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation (Bangalore, India)
ISRO Isle Royale National Park (US National Park Service)
ISRO International Society of Radiation Oncology
ISRO International Securities Regulatory Organisation
 Payload Scientist Mission.

Kale was the Director of the Space Applications Center, Ahmedabad and during his work there was responsible for developing many new projects for Communications and Remote Sensing.

He was also Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center for short period of time. The first successful flight of the PSLV PSLV Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (Indian Space Research Organization; India)
PSLV Polar Sun Synchronous Launching Vehicle
 and definition of the GSLV GSLV Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (Indian Space Research Organization)
GSLV Guitar Society of Las Vegas (Nevada)
GSLV Guar symptomless potyvirus
GSLV Great Salt Lake Valley (Utah) 
 took place when he was the director in 1994.

At the Global wireless Technology Limited he was responsible for establishing the Satellite Communication System for the Maharashtra Government.

He is currently Chairman, Ad-Hoc Board of studies for Space and Atmospheric Science, Pune University and is a Member of the Academic Council, Pune University. (ANI)

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