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Ever Upwards: ISRO in Images

Ever Upwards: ISRO in Images

Author:PV Manoranjan Rao, BN Suresh and VP Balagangadharan
ISBN 13:9789389211139
Subject:Science and Technology

About the Book

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. The Sarabhai Decade. 2. The Dhawan Era. 3. Rockets of ISRO. 4. Satellites of ISRO. 5. ISRO and Industry. 6. ISRO in the Service of the Nation. 7. Of People and Places. 8. Future: A Glimpse. List of Abbreviations. The Indian space programme has the unique distinction of being born in a place of worship: the St. Mary Magdalene Church in Thumba, a fishing hamlet near Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. From those humble beginnings in 1963, the national space programme grew under the visionary guidance of Vikram Sarabhai and Satish Dhawan to become a technological giant, known today as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Sarabhai created ISRO in 1969. This year, 2019, marks the birth centenary of Sarabhai and the 50th anniversary of ISRO. This book celebrates the double anniversary through over 370 photographs, lovingly curated by the authors from a collection of 2000. Some of them have never been seen before by the public, while others are eye-catchingly beautiful. The authors have worked on this book – their tribute to Vikram Sarabhai – for over five years, always keeping abreast with the latest developments in ISRO: from its birth in 1963 to Chandrayaan-2, whose launch is imminent. This is the story of ISRO told through images. The pictures speak for themselves!