ASTDC was created in September 2015 as a new technology cell in IIST to develop advanced technologies required by the various centres in ISRO for their current and future projects. In addition, ASTDC is also responsible for interacting with Indian and foreign universities for the design and development of experimental payloads and nanosatellites.
To enable IIST to be a world class research institution by actively participating in developing the advanced technology requirements of ISRO.
To enable IIST to attain its mission goals related to advanced technology research in space technology in collaboration with ISRO, with the following objectives:
ASTDC is headed by Shri Saji A Kuriakose, Outstanding Scientist, on a working arrangement basis from Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad. He has over three decades of experience in the design and development of electrooptical systems for spacecraft, with over 53 electrooptical payloads completed during his tenure at SAC, Ahmedabad. These include EO payloads for Low Earth Orbiting spacecraft (LEO), Geostationary Orbit spacecraft (GEO) and Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2 and the Mars Orbiter Mission.
IIST is currently engaged in carrying out the following research projects in collaboration with ISRO:
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Shri. Saji A Kuriakose
Chief Research Scientist
Phone: 0471 – 2568635