Space Development in
Independent India
Bygone times….
• India's experience in rocketry began in ancient times
when fireworks were first used in the country.
• Mi...
After Independence
• Indian scientists and politicians recognized the potential of
rocket technology in both defence appli...
Dr Vikram Sarabhai
• Dr. Vikram Sarabhai is the father of the Indian
space program.
• Established the Indian National Comm...
1970-1980:1970-1980:
1970-1980:
• In the 1960s Sarabhai had taken part in an early study
with NASA.
• India began developi...
1990-2000:
• In 1993 the time had come for the maiden flight of the PSLV.
• PSLV became the workhorse launch vehicle.
• It...
21st
CENTURY
• Currently the most powerful Indian launch vehicle in operation;
the first flight of the GSLV took place in ...
The moon vehicle…
The Moon vehicle…...
CHANDRAYAAN
• India’s first unmanned mission to moon developed
by ISRO
• Launched on 22nd
October 2008 from Satish Dhawan
space centre...
OBJECTIVES:
• Simaltanous mineralogical, chemical and photo
geological mapping.
• High resolution mapping of the lunar sur...
Future space missions..
• ISRO plans to launch a number of new-generation Earth
Observation Satellites in the near future....
• ISRO is planning a mission to Venus by May
2015 to study its atmosphere.
•ISRO plans to carry out an unmanned mission to...
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  1. 1. Space Development in Independent India
  2. 2. Bygone times…. • India's experience in rocketry began in ancient times when fireworks were first used in the country. • Military use of rockets by Tipu Sultan during the Mysore War inspired William Congreve to invent the Congreve rocket.
  3. 3. After Independence • Indian scientists and politicians recognized the potential of rocket technology in both defence applications and for research and development. • A country as demographically large as India would require its own independent space capabilities in various fields.
  4. 4. Dr Vikram Sarabhai • Dr. Vikram Sarabhai is the father of the Indian space program. • Established the Indian National Committee for Sapce Research (INCOSPAR) with Homi Bhabha in 1962. • On August 15th 1969 ISRO was created from the INCOSPAR programme.
  5. 5. 1970-1980:1970-1980: 1970-1980: • In the 1960s Sarabhai had taken part in an early study with NASA. • India began developing satellite technology anticipating the remote sensing and communication needs of the future. • India’s first satellite was launched in 1975
  6. 6. 1990-2000: • In 1993 the time had come for the maiden flight of the PSLV. • PSLV became the workhorse launch vehicle. • It placed both remote sensing and communications satellites into orbit. • Many INSAT satellites were launched during this period. • Created the largest cluster in the world and provided unique data to Indian industry and agriculture..
  7. 7. 21st CENTURY • Currently the most powerful Indian launch vehicle in operation; the first flight of the GSLV took place in 2001. • ISRO entered the lucrative market of launching payloads of other nations. • On April 28, 2008 ISRO successfully launched 10 satellites in a single mission further boosting it's capabilities in space. G. Madhavan Nair, former chairman of ISRO.
  8. 8. The moon vehicle… The Moon vehicle…... CHANDRAYAAN
  9. 9. • India’s first unmanned mission to moon developed by ISRO • Launched on 22nd October 2008 from Satish Dhawan space centre Sriharikota. • Estimated cost – Rs 386 crore.
  10. 10. OBJECTIVES: • Simaltanous mineralogical, chemical and photo geological mapping. • High resolution mapping of the lunar surface to identify minerals. • 3D mapping of lunar surface at very high resolution to attract young minds in space and planetary science.
  11. 11. Future space missions.. • ISRO plans to launch a number of new-generation Earth Observation Satellites in the near future. • The ISRO is preparing for Mangalyam, an orbiter mission to Mars to be launched in November 2013 • Developing Reusable launch vehicles (RLV).
  12. 12. • ISRO is planning a mission to Venus by May 2015 to study its atmosphere. •ISRO plans to carry out an unmanned mission to the Sun by the year 2014. Manned moon mission by 2020.

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