Astra Microwave wins INR 138 million order from Antrix

December 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (ANI/Business Wire India): Astra Microwave Products Ltd today announced that it has received an INR 138 million order from Antrix Corporation Ltd.
The commercial arm of India’’s Department of Space, Antrix markets products and services related with space exploration to global customers.
The order is for the supply, installation, and commissioning of remote unmanned automatic remote weather stations in 500 locations across India.
Scheduled to be commissioned before May 2009, the weather stations will feed live data via satellite to the Indian Space Research Organization’’s central servers on a 24X7 basis.
The Antrix order follows the INR 255 million order for automatic weather stations, in August 2008, by the Indian Meteorological Department. With this order, Astra Microwave’’s total order book now stands at INR 1.76 billion.
Each automated weather station will consist of: Data logging and transmission system, GPS receiver and transmitter, Antenna, Solar panel, Remote display unit, and Sensors for temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, rainfall, soil moisture and temperature, among others.
Comment by B Malla Reddy, Managing Director, Astra Microwave Products Coming within four months of the Indian Meteorological Department’’s INR 255 million order for automatic weather stations, the INR 138 million Antrix order is a strong vindication of Astra Microwave’’s capabilities on technology, manufacturing, and delivery, said B Malla Reddy, Managing Director, Astra Microwave Products Limited.
“With our focus markets of defense, space, and telecommunications set for rapid growth, we believe we are uniquely positioned in scale and capability to meet the requirements of this niche, but potentially large, market,” said Malla Reddy. (ANI)

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