An ISRO success story that the world did not know

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

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    The INSAT-2E satellite of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) functioned for over 10 years even as its two earth censors failed. Except a few key officials of the ISRO, no one knows about the major technological snag developed by the satellite one and a half years after its successful launch in April, 1999. It makes the world know about the technical advancement of the ISRO and the commitment of its workforce.

    The then scientist in ISRO and presently Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre M.Y.S. Prasad shared the close-guarded secret with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) while delivering the third convocation lecture here on Thursday.

    “Any satellite requires two censors to function well. When the ISRO developed INSAT-2E and signed a contract with a foreign company to share its services, we have faced a strange situation one night,” Mr. Prasad began the narration. He said the technical snag was identified at 4 a.m. and the then Chairman K. Kasturi Rangan asked Mr. Prasad and a few other scientists to rectify the issue before 7 a.m., as the services of the satellite were required for the airing of national news in Doordarshan.

    “We were immersed in the job and finally able to solve the issue before 7 a.m. As the news aired as usual, no one knows about the technical issue.

    After that, the satellite worked for 10 years and earned revenue to the tune of Rs. 750 crore to the nation, ” he said in a smile.



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    just want to share this to prove we have it in us buddies we can do it we got the people who can do it Arjun tejas etal we dont know whats happening behind the scenes but i have a gut feeeling most of our great scientists are giving their 100%

    An ISRO success story that the world did not know - The Hindu
     
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  3. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well khudos to ISRO gyus.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    When C DOT was first created in 1984 as US rejected our request for super computers, those guys who started their effort, that time they didnt even seen any super computer, but still they make and build Param Super computer.
     
  5. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    A typo correction, it is CDAC if I am not wrong. :)
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Please read C DOT as C DOA.
     
  7. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    True that we have everything to become a developed Nation.

    The problems with we Indians is that we concentrate too much on bollywood & cricket and ignore other achievements. There are many scientists & researchers who had done exemplary work to the nation but not recognized. We should recognize them so that more & more techies stay back in India to work for companies such as ISRO & DRDO.
     

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