Transcript of "Guest lecture by Department of Mathematics (CoES) on ‘Space Exploration- Indian Perspective’"
Guest Lecture on ‘Space Exploration- Indian Perspective’
The Department of Mathematics organized a Guest lecture for Aerospace, Avionics, Electronics
and MechanicalEngineering students on 20th
March, 2014. The speaker, Mr. Deepak Negi, is a
Scientist in Applied Mathematics Division, Aero Flight Dynamics group at Vikram Sarabhai
Space Center, a launch vehicle development center of Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO), Trivandrum, India.
Mr. Deepak Negiprovided significant contributions to India's first lunar mission in
terms of satellite injection studies and trajectory visualization for the Moon Impact
Probe (MIP). He worked for India's first Mars Mission. As an interplanetary
trajectory design expert in ISRO, he provided significant contribution in the study
phase by identifying the launch opportunities with the minimum propellant
requirement for the 2013-2020 periods. Mr. Negi is presently working for the
‘future interplanetary missions design studies for the other planets, Asteroids and to
libration points’. Deepak Negi
Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Head, Department of Mathematics (CoES), introduced the speaker to a large
gathering of audience comprising the faculty and students of the departments of Mathematics,
Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Negi delivered his talk on the topic ‘Space Exploration-Indian Perspective’. During the
course of his lecture, he enlightened the audience on ‘Indian Space Program’ and highlighted on
various aspects of Indian launch vehicle evolution, Sounding rockets, Indian space exploration,
Inter-planetary missions, Exploration of Moon, Chandrayaan-1, Exploration of Mars, Mars
Mission, MOM satellite, and Mars Orbiter Mission.
Mr. Deepak Negi delivering his lecture Student gathering
This talk was highly appreciated by the audience and it has been found very useful for our
Dr. S. K. Banerjee, Associate Dean CoES, Dr. Om Prakash, HoD, Department of Aerospace
Engineering, Dr. UgurGuven, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Dr. PiyushKuchhal, HoD
Physics,Dr. Vipin Kumar, Assistant Professor (SS) of Mathematics, Mr. VasudevKesavan from
Mechanical Engineering and other faculty members attended the lecture.