CSIR-NAL in Bengaluru successfully conducts Drone-based magnetic survey

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The CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in Bengaluru successfully conducted the Drone based magnetic survey near Magnetic Hill and Puga Chumthang region of Leh-Ladakh on 14 October 2022.

Important facts

  • The survey was conducted last month in association with Hyderabad-based CSIR National Geophysical Research Institute.

  • NAL deployed its octa-copter drone which has a payload capacity of 20 kg at sea level.

  • NAL's OCTA-copter drone performed as designed at an altitude of more than 3600 metres, withstanding the harsh flight conditions of strong winds.

  • The magnetometer integrated with the drone received the magnetic data and is being analysed by scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute.

  • The Director of NAL Dr.Abhay A Pashilkar said that the data will help to plan developmental activities in Ladakh region.

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)

  • It is a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), established in the year 1959.

  • It is the only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country's civilian sector.

  • It is a highly-technology-oriented institute focusing on advanced subjects in aerospace.

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