Eluru: Dr K Ponginan, Deputy Director, Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre (SHAR) said that the days are ahead for a human space voyage by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).Addressing the World Space Week celebrations jointly organised by ISRO, Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre (SHARand Sir CR Reddy Autonomous College on Thursday at Sir CR Reddy College auditorium, Dr Ponginan said that the ISRO has sent 92 Space Crafts, 64 launching missions, 9 student satellites, two re-entry missions and 209 foreign satellites into the orbit successfully over the decades.
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This is the great achievement of our scientists with the encouragement of the government in Space and Technology sector, he said.
Ponginan said that ISRO hadalready successfully launched Chandrayan and Mangalyan.
ISRO also had minimised the expenditure on the Satellite Launch Vehicles, he said and added that it is the first time to conduct the Space week in West Godavari district.
The science and technology development has given a big support to the ISRO experiments and now India becomes self-sufficient in the space technology also.
He called on the students and youth to take the departed President APJ Abdul Kalam as an idol to reach their goals.
CRR College governing body chairman Kommareddy Rambabu said that the College has selected 150 students and imparted training on the Space Technology on September 20.
SHAR instruments Manager M Vijayakumar said that five rocket models that placed in the orbit have been displayed in the present Space Week. Shar Scientists Penchalaiah, Chandrahasa Reddy, Shravan Kumar have explained the satellites categories and orbits, applications, Mangalyan, Chandrayan, IRNS Society among the students.
On the occasion, minister PrattipatiPulla Rao released the book “Space Port of India” published by SHAR. The college students have visited the displayed models of rockets used by ISRO at the college campus with enthusiasm.
They took down some notes when the scientists explained about the models and equipment.