61. Success Story Of Indian Space Technology

The Indian space effort was started in the sixties with the establishment of Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station near Thiruvananthapuram for the investigation of ionosphere using sounding rockets. Thanks to the efforts of visionary Vikram Sarabhai, Satish Dhavan, Abdul Kalam and other eminent scientists.

Today, India is among the top five countries, which have the capacity to build satellites, launch space vehicles, explore space and send unmanned missions to moon and other planets. The greatness of Indian scientists is that, they entered the race very late in sixties and within three decades they became world class and even became pioneers in certain areas of space research by developing self reliant technologies for its ambitious space programmes.

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