One of the most important mandates of North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) is application of Satellite Communication (SATCOM) technology to undertake developmental communication programmes in the North Eastern Region (NER) to assist in education, health, social welfare and other developmental activities. The SATCOM application programs can address the dissemination of quality education- from primary to University level, provisioning of Medical and Health-care services, emergency communication support during disaster management etc. To cater to all these, ISRO has a number of vibrant SATCOM application programs like Telemedicine, Tele-Education, Communication support in disaster management etc. NESAC is playing the key role in implementation & utilization of all above application programs in all the eight states of NER in collaboration with other central/state government agencies, NGO’s etc.

The available SATCOM facilities at NESAC are as follows:

  • Studio facility for content generation and broadcasting of developmental programs.
  • ISRO-VPN node for communication support in Disaster management
  • Satellite Mobile Radio, Sat Sleeve, Sat Phones  etc. for communication support in Disaster management.
  • Various scientific equipment under ISRO-CNES-ONERA joint Ka-band propagation experiment program
  • Systems under NaVIC project (ISTRAC/ISRO navigational program) and MCF Station.

The Ongoing SATCOM applications programs are as follows