India a model to the world in space research, says Isro scientist

India a model to the world in space research, says Isro scientist

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientist C D Prasad, on Wednesday, said India was a role model for the world in space research.

Delivering a talk during ‘Interaction with Scientist’, a session organised by Karnataka Science and Information Technology Academy at Mandya Government College, here, the scientist said  India had emerged as one of the advanced nations in the world due to its innovations like communication satellites, MARS mission and other activities, in space technology.

“Earlier, India had to depend on foreign nations’ space centers for communication, but, today the scenario has changed. India has its own advanced communication satellites. Space research has contributed enormously towards agriculture, fishery and also saved many lives during natural calamities by issuing alerts,” he said.

Speaking about the models of rockets and satellites, the scientist said rockets produced by the Isro would be 50-ft tall and they would be controlled through censors with advanced technology, and a minute mistake can cause huge destruction. Hence, scientists involved in space research need to be very careful.
The engineering sector plays a huge role in space research, he said.

He recalled the contributions of scientists like Vikram Sarabhai, Abdul Kalam, Udupi Ramachandra Rao, Kasturirangan, and H G S Murthy, who contributed significantly towards Isro and space technology. Dean of the college H R Sripadh said, in recent years, professional courses like Information Technology (IT) are becoming popular among young people. “The students should work hard and concentrate on research activities. Students should develop interest in science,” he said.

In-charge Principal M V Prakash, Mysuru Science Foundation president Krishnegowda, secretary G B Santoshkumar and others were present.

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