Established in 1969, ISRO has been a source of pride for India. It has not only bagged achievement which others countries are yet to, it has also put India on the world map of space missions.
Today, let’s have a look at those moments
ISRO achieved a major milestone by launching its 100th satellite Cartosat-2 along with 30 others in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle last Friday.
Communication satellites ::
Within a span of 2 months, ISRO launched 3 communication satellites in 2017. At present, there are a total of 17 communication satellites in space.
1 mission, 104 satellites ::
Breaking the record of Russia, ISRO last year in February launched 104 satellites in a single mission. They broke the record of 27 satellites held by Russia.
Launch of GSLV MkIII which will take Indians to Space ::
The successful launch of GSLV MkIII-D1 marked the launch of the heaviest launch vehicle till date by ISRO. It had the capacity to carry up to three astronauts to space. Thanks to this, India can become one of the few nations that can take humans to space.
Indigenous Satellite Navigation System ::
ISRO launched ‘NavIC’, India’s navigation system, that is supposed to be more accurate than GPS. This makes India one of the five countries to have its own navigation system in place
India became the first country to reach Mars in first attempt. India is one of the only four countries to have reached Mars. MOM or Mangalyaan was the least expensive one in the world.
ISRO’s moon mission put it in the club of elite nations. It was in October 2008 that it made its first mission to the moon and was one of the only six space organisations to have attempted this.
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