Byalalu

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Byalalu
village
Byalalu is located in Karnataka
Byalalu
Byalalu
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°35′50″N 77°20′31″E / 12.597100°N 77.3418200°E / 12.597100; 77.3418200Coordinates: 12°35′50″N 77°20′31″E / 12.597100°N 77.3418200°E / 12.597100; 77.3418200
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Ramanagara District
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,300
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Byalalu is a village in Ramanagara District in Karnataka, India. It is an hour's drive from Bangalore city, off the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The population was reported as 2,300 in the 2011 Indian census.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up a Deep Space Network (DSN) centre in Byalalu. One of the main advantages of having the DSN at Byalalu was its saucer-like shape that would help in blocking radio frequency disturbances. The DSN was initially set up to track Chandrayaan I, India's first lunar mission; as of September 2014, it is being used to track the ongoing Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), known as Mangalyaan.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srinivas Laxman; TNN (18 May 2006). "Byalalu set to rocket to fame", The Times of India. Retrieved on 7 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Deep Space Network". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved on 7 November 2008.
  3. ^ "ISRO - Mars updates".