We don’t have the best technology in the world, but we have some of the brilliant minds working hard to put India among the top space agencies. Launching of 104 satellites with a single rocket, Mangalyan-The Mars mission, the glory for India which made India the first Asian nation to reach the Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt. Only Indian’s can do it and directly can ISRO do it.
Indian Space Research Organization was founded in 1969. ISRO supplanted the past Indian National Commitee for Space Research(INCOSPAR) which was founded in 1962. In establishment of the ISRO there is a lion share of The Padma Bhushan “Vikram Sarabhai”. He is an Indian scientist and innovator most popularly known as ‘The Father of Indian Space Programme’. He was the first chairman of INCOSPAR, which later came to be called as ISRO. Actually, Space research in India began in the 1920’s with studies conducted by scientists S .K Mitra, C. V .Raman and Meghnad Saha. However, it was only from the 1940’s and 50’s that institutionalised probe into space related activities started gaining nationwide attention. At this point, space studies in India were restricted to aspects of Earth’s atmosphere, weather prediction and the surrounding magnetic field. History of space activities in India reached its first milestone in 1962 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru along with scientist Vikram Sarabhai established the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). Following the establishment of the INCOSPAR, the first rocket launch from India took place in November 1963.
Today ISRO has achieved unexpected success in all over world. We can say that ‘It has climbed mountain, just in some time. ‘Vikram Sarabhai, Prof.Satish Dhavan has put their hands in establishing ISRO. Considering the achievement made by India in the field of Space technology, the best approach for the country is to allow only Indian registered satellite system i.e, setellites that are coordinated internationally through the Union Government to operate over India.
The first ever achievement for ISRO was in 1975, Launching of first ever settallite ‘Aryabhatta’. In 1983, first lunar mission – Chandryaan – puts India in an elite club of six nations. In 2014, ISRO had a successful mission to Mars. which cost 10 times less than the same mission undertaken by the US previously. And because of only ISRO, today we have our own navigation system IRNSS. Recently, ISRO successfully tests GSLV MK3 to enable India to send man to space by 2020.This achievements of ISRO are heartbreaking. Mission to mars Mangalyan was the unbelievable success of ISRO.
In the Kargil War, India didnt have its own GPS system and because of this it brought lots of trouble to India. Hence, from that day, Goverment of India took his foot to achieve its own GPS system. And now today, because of ISRO India have its own GPS system called ‘Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System’,IRNSS.
Crew vehicle development
Astronaut training and other facilities
Chandrayaan-1: First mission to moon
Mangalayaan: Mars Orbiter Mission
Recently, they launched PSLV-C36 which deposited a record 104 satellites into space.
So, Today we salute Padma Bhushan Dr. Vikram Sarabhai because of him today, ISRO is in the top six Space Agencies in the world, according to the Forbs.
– Yash Patil