North Eastern Space Applications Centre






Since June, 2008 NESAC is functioning from its new office complex located at Umiam (Barapani) near Shillong, Meghalaya State. The process for constructing the residential complex including guest house cum training hostel has been initiated.

Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) : The Centre has got the state-of-art facilities for image processing, information extraction from satellite images, photogrammetry workstations for terrain analysis, DGPS for collecting high precision GCPs, high quality printers and plotters and archive of reference maps, digital data and imageries of the region,. As on date, complete coverage of LISS III sensor images of entire north east is available. In addition, large data from sensors like LISS IV (Multi-spectral), Cartosat-1, and few samples of Cartosat-II, Radarsat, Envisat, etc are also available. A regional node of National Resouces Data Base (NRDB) has been established.

Satellite Communication: The Centre has got the State-of-the art satellite communication facilitates to support various developmental programs of NE States. The facilities available are: Satcom studio for content generation and broadcasting of developmental programs, Village Resource Centre(VRC) expert node for disseminating information to farmers in the far flung areas of NER, a Satellite Interactive Terminal (SIT) under EDUSAT program, etc. NESAC is networked with other ISRO/DOS Centres through ISRONET for video conferencing and data transfer activities. NESAC has various equipments like satellite phones (Type-D terminals), transportable WLL-VSAT system, etc. for providing audio-video link and data transfer during emergency and for conducting various training and awareness programmes.

Space science and atmospheric research: The centre has a network of eighty Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) spread over entire north eastern region, a Multi Wavelength Radiometer (MWR) and seven channel Aethalometer to measure the aerosol optical depth (AOD) and atmospheric black carbon (BC), Dr. Pisharoty sonde (GPS based) launching station with hydrogen gas filled balloons and SODAR (SOund Detection And Ranging) to conduct atmospheric research.

Library : NESAC library is fully equipped with reading, referencing and browsing facilities. The library has now a total collection of around 1200 Books, 44 Journals (26 International, 18 National) on subjects relevant to the activities of the Centre and reference books on NER.

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