Udupi Ramchandra Rao was an Indian space scientist and chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization. Google is celebrating its 89th birthday on Wednesday. He is a person who is generally known by people as India’s Satellite Man. He supervised the 1975 launch of India’s first satellite. This satellite was Aryabhatta. This was the first incident of his life that gave him lifetime achievement. Google tribute to Ramchandra Rao has taken us back to the time when the first satellite was launched. It has brought all the memories back again.
Google Doodle Illustration
Google is paying tribute to the Satellite Man with an illustration. The doodle features a sketch of Professor Rak with a background of the Earth and shooting stars. In the description, Google wrote that Your stellar technological advancements continue to be felt across the galaxy. In the description of Google Doodle’s website, it was also written about his life and achievements. It shows that Professor Rao was born in the remote village of Karnataka on this day in 1932. This description shows his early life and working for India’s Space program.
Udupi Ramchandra Rao career
Udupi Ramchandra Rao spearheaded the IT revolution in India during the 1980s and 1990s. This was done by him in the belief that it would solve society’s food shortage and poverty problem. He worked in the US as a cosmic ray scientist at MIT. Later he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He worked with NASA conducting experiments on its Pioneer and Explorer spacecraft. He began his first satellite program in 1972 and launched it in 1975. In his lifetime with ISRO, he worked for over 18 satellites.
Udupi Ramchandra Rao efforts in Rocket technology
He is the person behind the rocket technology. He was the Chairman of Space Commission and Secretary of the Department of Space. This results in the successful launch of the ASLV rocket and the operational PSLV launch vehicle. This can launch a 2.0 ton class of satellites into polar orbit. He was also the first Indian inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fane. This was about the same year that PSLV launched India’s first interplanetary mission. This mission was Mangalyaan. This is the satellite that orbits Mars today.