Retired scientist lauds ISRO's efficiency

Retired scientist lauds ISRO's efficiency

The efficiency of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in satellite launches was lauded by C D Prasad, retired ISRO scientist, here, on Sunday.

Speaking at a programme organised by Mysore Science Foundation, he said, none of the 32 satellite launches by ISRO had to be manually destructed for veering off the projected course.

While premier space agencies such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration and European Space Agency had to destroy a few of their satellite launch vehicles post launch, such anomalies has not been faced by ISRO till date, he said.

Addressing students, he detailed the history of satellite launch vehicles in India and how technology evolved in the past few decades. With the development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles, India acquired geo-sensing capabilites, which was a wide range of applications.

While technology aboard the satellites assist in determining changing river patterns due to floods, it could also be used for spying purposes, he said.