Bangalore’s New Pride! Simulator Lunar Terrain (SLT)

February 2, 2010

After receiving the sobriquets of “India’s Garden City” and “Silicon Valley of India”, Bangalore will now have a another feather in its cap! The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to open a Simulator Lunar Terrain(SLT) here.

With the SLT, scientists at ISRO hope to recreate the moon’s surface on earth. It will have facilities like lunar terrain & gravitational force. This will be of immense help in knowing more about the Moon’s surface. Scientists claim that this will help them in understanding the behavior of unmanned spaceships when they land on the moon. So, if the vehicle encounters a problem in the simulated terrain, scientists can analyze the reasons for its behavior and redesign it. Obviously, this saves a lot of money that would have otherwise been wasted.

SLT would also have a simulator for astronauts. This would help them to learn to adjust to zero-gravity conditions.

The SLT will make India the third country in the world to possess this simulated terrain. The exact location of the SLT is still unknown. But is expected to be in place in a couple of years.

  • John Roofing Products

    India is set to take a huge leap in space science and Bangalore is once again in the forefront.

  • Arafat Hossain Piyada

    Oh! Another pride zone for Indian. We gradually capturing or shifting the power from US, UK, Russia, I think.
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  • Siddhu

    GO Bangalore !!!!!!!!!! Not long till India is the top on Space and Cosmology research….
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  • Pubudu Kodikara

    Great work India… now India is on the space race! hope they’ll beat NASA! 😀
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  • John roofing products

    Will bangalores traffic and roads ever improve???
    bangalores traffic is worsening day by day.. no roads are smooth.. all roads have either potholes or patches or those small and sharp humps which irritate you to the core.. the autos.. the buses in small roads.. thick black smoke.. hot sun..sweaty bodies… man… jus dont feel like going out.. wats the solution for this…???
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  • John roofing products

    Is online NOC of Vehicle is possible ?
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  • Sourish

    well , its long time wince i went to blore , i hope to make it to the new simulator on my next trip . :)

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