The greatest developments of ISRO that make it a world class organisation
The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengalore. This is the organisation that made India the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. Due to the recent successful developments of ISRO, countries like the US, Canada, Spain and Australia have also started relying on it for launching their satellites.
So let us have a look at the developments of the pioneer space agency of India ISRO
ISRO developed its first indigenous satellite SLV-3 under the direction of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on July 18, 1980.
BHUVAN, a web-based 3D satellite imagery to was also developed by it in 2009. You can say it is an Indian version of Google maps.
Further, it sent the Mars orbiter to the red planet in 2013, making India the first country to do so in its first attempt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi once famously remarked, “A one-km auto rickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs 10 and India reached Mars at Rs 7 per km which is really amazing.”
And, it made ISRO the fourth space agency in the world as well as the first space agency in Asia to reach Mars orbit.
Isn’t that amazing to note that ISRO’s expenditure in the last 40 years is equal to NASA’s one year budget.
All of ISRO’s equipments have the tripund sign, similar to the one seen on Lord Shiva’s forehead.
It has a corporate arm too : ANTRIX, which deals with the commercialization of space products, consultancy and technology transfer developed by the ISRO.
And why not a world record, ISRO launched one hundred four satellites in a single rocket (PSLV-C37) and created a world record also.
Wait! Was it a bullock cart on which ISRO’s Apple Satellite was carried for an antenna-range test? Yes, It was done so because bullock carts are made of wood, and the alternative trucks are made of metals, which would interfere with the signals.
This is the organisation which asked for the methodologies and engineering assistance from US for our Mars mission long back, they refused. They didn’t give up, developed new methodology and engineering indigenously and made this historical achievement with much cheaper cost.