The menace of orbital debris


Dr. Suman Kasturi | Updated On: 11 April 2019 11:16 PM In a test meant for boosting its fortifications in space, recently, India used a home-grown ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of India’s own satellites located at a height of 300 km. Reacting to this event, the Pentagon on March 04, held that itContinue reading “The menace of orbital debris”

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Arthur C Clarke: The satellite man


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 16,2018 , 11:29 PM IST       Arthur C Clarke: The satellite manI don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about – Arthur C ClarkeIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been very successful in almost all of its space missions. Most recently, theContinue reading “Arthur C Clarke: The satellite man”

Isn’t Narendra Modi’s outlook correct?


Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on Wednesday (September 24, 2014) morning has witnessed the historic event of success of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), prestigiously undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bangalore.   Soon after the successful placement of the satellite intoContinue reading “Isn’t Narendra Modi’s outlook correct?”

ISRO’s MOM is amazing birth anniversary tribute to Satish Dhawan


Satish Dhawan, the first generation Indian aerospace engineer, widely regarded as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India was born on the same day in 1920 in Srinagar. He was educated both in India and in the United States. Dhawan succeeded Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of the Indian space programme, as Chairman ofContinue reading “ISRO’s MOM is amazing birth anniversary tribute to Satish Dhawan”

Arthur C Clarke remembered!!


Everyone knows more or less about satellites – or at least might have heard the name of a Satellite. But, I wonder how many of us know about Arthur C Clarke. With the successful missions of NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s NASA, the entire world is talking about the satellites and allied issues. Before 1945, nothingContinue reading “Arthur C Clarke remembered!!”

Modi’s meaningful comment


Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, on Tuesday (June 30, 2014), after the successful launch of PSLV-C23 that carried five foreign satellites to space, said that the cost of sending an Indian Rocket to space was less than the money invested into the film Gravity. Gravity is a British-American film starring George Clooney and SandraContinue reading “Modi’s meaningful comment”