Google today doodle Celebrates the 89th birthday of well-known Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao, who is called the ‘Satellite Man of India’. Professor Rao died in 2017. He was an area scientist and president of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Born in a distant village in Karnataka in 1932, Professor Rao started his profession working with cosmic ray physicist and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
Who are thought-about to be the father of India’s area program.
After finishing his doctorate, Professor Rao went to the US, the place he labored as a professor and carried out experiments on NASA’s ‘Pioneer and Explorer Space Probe’. Google Doodle has proven the sketch of Professor Rao with the background of Earth and stars right this moment.
Professor Rao returned to India in 1966 and began the High Energy Astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory, India’s premier institute for astronomy, earlier than dashing up its nation’s satellite program in 1972.
Played a key function in the launch of India’s first satellite ‘Aryabhata’ in 1975. Communication and climate associated info began coming from this satellite, which helped the nation, particularly rural India. According to Google, from 1984 to 1994, Prof. Rao served as the chairman of ISRO to take his nation’s area program to the heights.
They developed PSLV-like rocket expertise, which launched greater than 250 satellites. Professor Rao additionally turned the first Indian to be inducted into the ‘Satellite Hall of Fame’ in 2013. In the identical 12 months, PSLV launched India’s first ‘Interplanetary Mission’ Mangalyaan, which nonetheless revolves round Mars.