Saturday, November 05, 2016

Man's tryst with space and India's successful missions ..

On the fourth of October 1957, Russia for the first time (USSR) sent the 86 kg satellite Sputnik 1 to space. US launched its first satellite only after 4 months in 1958.

In 1962, then Indian visionary PM Jawaharlal Nehru asked Vikram Sarabhai to explore space and the rest is history. Aryabhata India's first satellite went to space in 1975.
Sputnik 1, the world first satellite from Russia, 1957, (USSR)
India now launches satellites for US. 60 US satellites among 83, will be launched by India on Jan 15, 2017.

Additionally, India landed on moon (the world waited patiently for 39 years from 1969  till 2008, for innovative and brilliant Indian brains to establish the presence of water vapour in lunar atmosphere).

India also was the fourth country in the world to do a 650 million km  interplanetary expedition to Mars and the first in the world to undertake it flawlessly in the very first attempt itself, perfectly and most efficiently, that the unspent fuel onboard for the six month Mars orbiting mission in all likelihood, will help it orbit Mars for another 18 years .. 


1 comment:

  1. ISRO has been receiving limited funding from Indian government. Most of the ISRO work has been on applications which helps citizens of the country. I hope going forward ISRO will receive more funds to develop heavy lift vehicles, do more outerspace exploration, etc.


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