Published On : Sat, Oct 30th, 2021

Nagpur Students on Space Science Research

Nagpur. In the last few years, often Space science researchers and agencies like NASA and ISRO, have highlighted the need to address the problem with asteroid hazards. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX has frequently alarmed the world of asteroids hitting the earth. Thus, the detection of hazardous asteroids has become an important problem to address.

A team of students from G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur have already solved this problem. The team has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based system to flag asteroids as hazardous or not based on certain asteroid parameters. The team has been working on the project for quite some time and after constant efforts, they created an efficient system that is already being deployed. The data used in this system has been powered (sourced) from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) located at California Institute of Technology, USA.

This can be considered a major step towards space science success. The project by this team has been named “BAD-ML (Bad Asteroid Detection using Machine Learning).” The team comprises of four student members (Vedant Bahel, Pratik Bhongade, Jagrity Sharma, and Samiksha Shukla) from the Department of Information Technology at GH Raisoni College, and is advised by the departmental head, Dr. Mahendra Gaikwad. The team is grateful for the constant support by Dr. Sachine Untavale, director of the institute.

Not only this but even earlier this year, G H Raisoni College in association with ISRO launched a space satellite namely GHRCESat from Satish Dhawan LaunchPad on the back of the PSLV C51 rocket. India now stands as one of the pioneer leaders of space-science advancement of the world. Colleges taking such efforts only promise a brighter future.