Special Radio-Sonde launched from Jammu ISRO Centre, third of its kind in the country

May 29, 2024

Samba (J&K), May 29 (ANI): As the temperatures soar high with temperatures touching 50 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country the Central University of Jammu successfully launched a Radio-Sonde from the ISRO Centre, Jammu. This Launch is a part of an MOU between the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO and Central University Jammu. This milestone event marked a significant achievement in the university’s ongoing commitment to advancing space science research and technology. This launch aimed to enhance the understanding of atmospheric conditions and climate change, contributing valuable data to both national and global meteorological research. Using hydrogen-filled balloons, scientists record atmospheric pressure, temperature, wind direction, and speed from 12 kilometres above Earth's surface. This data is transmitted to the ground via radio signals. The Satish Dhawan Centre for Space Sciences, a premier facility within the university, has been instrumental in providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources for such pioneering projects. The launch of the Radio-Sonde is expected to pave the way for future research endeavours and collaborations in the field of space and atmospheric sciences.