Indian Research Center in Antarctica
|The Modern Bharathi Research Station in Antarctica|
|Location Info of Three Indian Bases|
India Setup-ed it's first Polar Research Center in Antarctica by early 1983. before that Indians Explored the Antarctica, and further Claiming the Land India Build a Floating Base above the ice with the Help from Indian Army. where Indian Army Built the First Base for Science Research Center and Named Dakshin Gangotri. The Indian Science Team also spent a Whole Winter there in the Base during the Construction Days. Some Eighty one Member team with Indian Army Built the Base within eight Months.and Become Operational.
India Have right now Three Bases in Antarctica
- Dakshin Gangotri (1984)
- Maitri Station (1988)
- Bharati Station (2012)
All three of them Currently Operational and Still Research Programs are Regularly Conducted
|The First Dakshin Gangotri Station|
Dakshin Gangotri is the First Indian Research Base in Antarctica. Built in the 1983 and Becomes Fully Operational by 1984. The Station can be runs without any Human But sometimes Scientists come and Watch the Stations in Regular Periods. also Known as Autonomous Research Station.The Entire station fully computerized to collect and analyses in real time. The Research center Divided into two major parts one is the Resupply and Power Module another is Laboratory. The whole Center generates Power from the Sun by Placing Solar Panels
The Primary Mission of the Base is RF (Radio Frequency) Tests, Observing the Physical Oceanography, Conducting tests for Fresh water Technology, Biological Characteristics of Water, geology, Glaciology, Geomagnetism which is used for Study Earth's Electro magnetic Field and it's effects.
Improving the Station we Construct another small Field Station in the Top of the Hills which can be directly link to Indian Mainland with the use of Satellite Communication thus provide communications of Indian crew both in Station and their families in India. the Field Station becomes operational by 1984.
Further Improving we also Constructed a Automatic Image Capture Systems which can take images of Sun spot activity current weather scenario and Directly send it to the Base station. A radio meter also installed Radio meter to measures the wind Velocity and Solar intensities. Another small Station also constructed to house and Repair snow Vehicles and skidoos can be used for Scientists.These Additional Features are constructed by 1985
later 1988 the station submerged in the water where those ices were melted. the crews and Mission Team abandoned the station and tried to Restore it. after some heavy works the station becomes operational by next year. But India won't risk anymore and uses the Base for Resupply to New Antarctica bases.
|Maitri Research Center|
Maitri is the Second Base constrcted in the Antarctica after the Collapse of Dakshin gangotri in 1988. compared to Dakshin Gangotri Matri is Build up in a nearby Hill. The Steel pillars gives additional strength to the Building. The Maitri can be 100 kilometer far from the Sea shore. The station houses advanced Human living Structures like Living dining Lounges etc. The Satellite Communication gives uninterrupted Voice Video and Data service to the Crew.
The New station have features like Medicine Testing and meteorology. The station get fresh water from the nearby Lake Named Lake Priyadharshini.
Bharati Research Station
|The Bharathi Research Station|
This is the Third research center which comes operational by three years ago (2012). The Bharati performs Research Programs like Oceanographic studies to Monitor Ocean Changes and sea level Changing, Researching about Continental Break ups which mainly causes massive Earth Quakes. Those the Primary Missions for the Bharathi Station.
The Connectivity is done by Satellite feed which can run 24x7 at High data Transmission rate which allows the Station always connected with Indian base Station Hyderabad.