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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

AMOS Inks Pact With ISRO for Supply of High Tech Collimator

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Press Trust of India
via NewsEdge Corporation

Bangalore, Mar 22 (PTI) A Belgian firm today signed an agreement with the Ahmedabad-based Space Application Centre for supply of collimator, an optical instrument that can be used in satellite cameras.

Under the 12 month contract, Belgium's AMOS (Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems) SA will be responsible for the design, manufacture, test and supply of one meter diameter collimator, as per the specifications required by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Economy, Employment and Foreign Trade of Wallonia region of Belgium and Ram Rattan, Deputy Director, Sensor Department Area, SAC, Ahmedabad.

Terming India as "very important for Wallonia", Marcourt told reporters "the contract will generate other important collaborations in the higher space sector".

The one meter diameter collimator, Rattan said, would be used in testing cameras that are flown in Indian remote sensing satellites and in general purpose camera usage in space applications. ISRO has been using it in Resourcesat and Oceansat satellite applications, he said.

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