India is now rising up as the most important emerging space market with continuous growth in R&D and so, it is important for our country to empower not only R&D, but also private, commercial and education sectors, to take the lead on not just at Asia-Pacific front but at global platform. Hence, to unfurl the hidden potentialities and to provide a common platform for the stakeholders from industry, governments, academia, research institutions and organizations, Aryavarta Space Organization (ASO) organized the 1st International Space Conference—2012 (ISC 2012), hosted by our academic partner Institute of Law Nirma University (ILNU), at Ahmedabad (Gujarat) during 30 November – 01 December 2012, supported by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.
The conference was inaugurated by Dr. P S Krishnan (Distinguished Scientist and Director, ADE – DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India) turned out in a huge success with more than 25 peer reviewed research/innovation presentations from across the globe and with more than 200 registered participants and reached to thousands of experts / professionals in the field in its first lap, successfully concluded by Padmshree Dr. V. Adimurthy(Distinguished Scientist and Dean, IIST, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India). In overall, ISC 2012 established a common platform, in itself, to be shared with the different groups of people from different countries and different academic institutions and associations, in the Aerospace Field.
To take forward this beginning, we, at ASO, are organizing 2nd International Space Conference 2015 (ISC 2015), during 08-09 January, 2015, to be hosted by Amity University (Sec., 125, Noida). Along with providing common platform for academics, industry, researchers and government, to share knowledge and ideas for development in space sector (science & technology, space law & policy and life science issues), this time, ISC 2015 will also focus on promoting Space Applications in Climate Change. Furthermore, ISC 2015 will also explore the opportunities for the new and possible co-operations / research projects / joint ventures amongst the global stakeholders of space sector. Thus, ISC 2015 will create a platform to showcase new talents, innovations, promote R&D and explore and expand the research and development. Of course, different delegates and participants from different parts of the world will also be there to give shape to a new horizon of Space at the most Vibrant and Beautiful Country - India.
Through this auspicious conference – based on the theme "Explore the Ideas!" we expect to bring a dynamic change in our youth with new innovations to overcome the present limitations of the technologies. We also believe that our enthusiastic youth will create a new horizon on the Space Platform to showcase the world, the most vibrant knowledge treasure, which is spread among the diversified cultures and heritage of this great country and our beloved motherland - India.
Dr. Rushi Ghadawala (Chairman)
Prof. (Dr.) M S Prasad (Co-Chairman)
Technical Advisory Commiittee:
Dr. B S Suresh - Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, ISRO Hq., Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Dr. V. Adimurthy - Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor, VSSC & Senior Advisor (Interplanetary Missions) – ISRO HQ, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Dr. B G Vaishnav - Physical Research Laboratory, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Prof. Rajkumar S Pant - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Prof. A K Ghosh - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur