The breathtaking achievement of ISRO

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.

Work Area:

Crew vehicle development
Technology demonstration
Astronaut training and other facilities
Major Accomplishments:

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

Musk a Must!

Born on 28th June 1971 ( yes! he turns 47 today ) in Pretoria, ( South Africa ) Elon Reeve Musk has the golden feathers of being the founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink, to his hat.

However, struggle spares none! When Elon was 10, his parents got divorced, “I had a terrible upbringing. I had a lot of adversity growing up. One thing I worry about with my kids is they don’t face enough adversity,” he would later say in an interview. Turmoils can either be a motivation or a setback and it has proved to be the former in case of this talented person! He became acquainted with programming and created Blastar – a video game at the age of 10.

In 2001, Musk conceptualized “Mars Oasis”, a project to land a miniature experimental greenhouse containing seeds with dehydrated gel on Mars to grow plants on Martian soil. Musk realized that he could start a company which could build the affordable rockets he needed. Thus, in May 2002, he founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company (estimated net worth $24 billion). A major goal of SpaceX has been to develop a rapidly usable launch system and to improve the cost and reliability of access to space.However, SpaceX cannot be termed as Elon’s first step in the entrepreneurial world. Three years before, in 1999, he founded an online bank called ‘X.com’ that was later renamed as Paypal. X.com was one of the world’s first online bank in partnership with Barclay’s and has proved to be a revolution affecting various sectors of life, economics drastically! 

While studying Musk’s achievements, it can be noted that the profits and success of one idea have lead to the inspiration and funding of another. On similar grounds, after SpaceX, in 2003, he blessed the transportation sector with Tesla. Tesla not only proved to be a proper utilization of electricity but also a savior of fuel!

Continuing his innovative journey, he first publicly introduced his idea of Hyperloop in 2012. For those who are unknown, a Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX. This advanced technology has the capability of changing the future of transportation to a large extent. For instance, the Mumbai Pune Virgin Hyperloop can reduce the travel time of 4 hours to a matter of 25 minutes! And in this fast world of technology, where time is money, you can surely imagine the kind of impact this will have on every sector!

Thus, on his 47th birthday today, we wish him All the best for his Entrepreneurial journey since the best is yet to come!

– Gunai Tarde