Union Government launched Augmented Reality Application named Sakaar

Jun 16, 2015 12:23 IST

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on 15 June 2015 launched an Augmented Reality (AR) application named Sakaar to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space.

The application has been developed by Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of ISRO for Android devices.

Sakaar consists of 3D models of MOM, RISAT, rockets (PSLV, GSLV Mk-III); videos of INSAT 3D-predicting cyclones, GSLV D5/Cryo, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) orbit insertion, launch video of MOM, 360 degree animated view of MOM; Anaglyph of Mars surface.  

The Multimedia content of the Sakaar app is generated with the support of multimedia & editing facilities of DECU-ISRO.

About Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is a live direct view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated 3D models, animations, videos, etc.

Augmentation is in real time and the information is overlaid on the live view of the device’s camera.  Essentially, AR requires three elements:
• Android device with back camera
• AR application
• AR Markers.

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