Vikram Sarabhai Current Affairs, GK & News

Vikram Sarabhai

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (1919-70) is known as father of Indian Space Programme.The precursor to the current ISRO, Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up in 1962 under Dr. Vikram Sarabhai to formulate the Indian Space Programme. Under Dr. Sarabhai, INCOSPAR took the decision to set up Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) ..

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Indian Navy- ISRO MoU for Satellite based Naval Applications

On August 5, 2022, Indian Navy inked a MoU with ISRO’s Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad for data sharing and cooperation on Satellite based Naval Applications in Meteorology and Oceanology. Through this MoU; Both the organisations will get a common platform of mutual cooperation, where scientific advancements by Space Applications Centre would be synergised into Indian ..

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S Somnath-New Chairman of ISRO

Dr S Somnath is to become the new chairman of ISRO. He is to succeed K Sivan. He is the fourth Keralite to occupy the top most place in ISRO. The previous Keralites were K Radhakrishnan, Madhavan Nair and K Kasturirangan. About Sivan and his extension Somnath was nominated way back in 2019. He was ..

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Dhawan-1: Skyroot test-fires India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine

Skyroot Aerospace test-fired India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine called Dhawan-1. Key Points Skyroot Aerospace demonstrated the upper stage of its Vikram-2 launch vehicle. The cryogenic rocket engine is 100 per cent 3D printed and 100 percent made in India. It has been named after Satish Dhawan, who was the third chairman of ISRO. ..

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Lander Vikram detaches successfully from Chandrayaan-2

In a major success for the Indian Space Research Organization, the lander Vikram successfully detached itself the orbital module of the Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft. The lander will now make a four day journey to moon’s surface. About Vikram The lander component of the Chandrayaan-2 is known as Vikram. Named in honor of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, ..

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Kerala Government signs MoU with VSSC to develop Space Park

The Kerala government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) to support its efforts in promoting Space Technology vertical in the State. The agreement will facilitate VSSC to support the Kerela’s project to set up India’s first state-of-the-art Space Systems Park at Knowledge City in Thiruvanathapuram to attract global ..

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ISRO institutes Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has instituted two categories of awards in journalism- Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research. These awards were instituted as part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme. About Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research Objective: To ..

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