From Aryabhatta to Sans Frontier Satellite: A list of ISRO’s remarkable achievements!
As the ‘sans frontier’ geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ( GSLV-09) takes off from India’s lone spaceport Sriharikota, ISRO’s space might is pretty evident.
India penned her name in the history by launching 104 satellites in a single rocket on February 15, 2017. From MOM to GSLV-9, India has come far ahead of the yore times of Aryabhatta.
Walking down the memory lane, here’s a quick glimpse of the ISRO’s giant footsteps.
1975, Aryabhatta: India’s first satellite was a ‘make in India’ gig, and was launched by the Soviet Union. It reentered the Earth’s orbit post 19 years of the space travel. It was built to carry out experiments in astronomy and solar physics.
1979, Bhaskara: This satellite was launched from Kapustin Yar for gathering the data vis-a-vis forestry, hydrology, and geology. Albeit second, it happens to be the first satellite which carried T.V and cameras.
1980, Rohini: Second experimental launch of SLV-3 with Rohini. Mission successful!
1981, Bhaskara II: It re-entered into Earth’s orbit in 1991 and collected huge chunks of information about land and water zones. One out of the two cameras malfunctioned, however, sent back more than 2000 images.
1982, INSAT-1 A: A communication satellite launched by a US rocket. It was first meteorology satellite …read more