Isro’s long journey from bullock cart to MOM

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Apple satellite being transported in a bullock cart in 1981. Photo courtesy www.isro.org
1/9Apple satellite being transported in a bullock cart in 1981. Photo courtesy www.isro.org
The telecommand antenna at the SHAR centre. This was used to send commands to Aryabhata, the first Indian aircraft (1975-96). www.isro.org
2/9The telecommand antenna at the SHAR centre. This was used to send commands to Aryabhata, the first Indian aircraft (1975-96). www.isro.org
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s Space programme. The Indian space programme was driven by the vision of Dr. Sarabhai. WikimediaCommons
3/9Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s Space programme. The Indian space programme was driven by the vision of Dr. Sarabhai. WikimediaCommons
Thumba equatorial rocket launching station, in Kerala, in 1963. In 1962, the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was established, and Thumba was chosen as the site to construct a rocket station.www.isro.org
4/9Thumba equatorial rocket launching station, in Kerala, in 1963. In 1962, the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was established, and Thumba was chosen as the site to construct a rocket station.www.isro.org
Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, launched in 1975. It was launched by the Soviet Union, and came from an agreement between India and the Soviet Union. www.isro.org
5/9Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, launched in 1975. It was launched by the Soviet Union, and came from an agreement between India and the Soviet Union. www.isro.org
Chandrayaan- India’s first mission to moon, at ISRO satellite center in Bangalore on 18 September 2008. Hemant Mishra/Mint)
6/9Chandrayaan- India’s first mission to moon, at ISRO satellite center in Bangalore on 18 September 2008. Hemant Mishra/Mint)
ISRO on 30 June launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C23, which carryied five satellites from four countries, from the spaceport of Sriharikota, near Chennai. www.isro.org
7/9ISRO on 30 June launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C23, which carryied five satellites from four countries, from the spaceport of Sriharikota, near Chennai. www.isro.org
Scientists working on the Mars Orbiter Satellite at ISRO in Bengaluru. It was launched on 5 November 2013, and successfully entered the orbit of Mars on 24 September 2014, after 10 months. PTI
8/9Scientists working on the Mars Orbiter Satellite at ISRO in Bengaluru. It was launched on 5 November 2013, and successfully entered the orbit of Mars on 24 September 2014, after 10 months. PTI
The first image of the red planet that the Mars Orbitor Mission sent. AFP
9/9The first image of the red planet that the Mars Orbitor Mission sent. AFP
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