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India in the Space Age
India in the Space Age

India in the Space Age

by Mohan Sundara Rajan

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English

Publisher

Publications Division

ISBN

9788123014906 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 262

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Paperback

Mohan Sundara Rajan
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Author: Mohan Sundara Rajan
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Naveen Joshi/Maneesh Singhal
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 262
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123014906

Description

The book narrates the exciting journey of India’s emergence as a leading Space power. The focus is on the challenges faced in making and launching world class rockets and satellites which are being used for an amazing variety of applications including telecommunications, television and data links, weather monitoring and forecasting, education, health, and disaster relief as well as remote sensing of natural resources besides exploration of the Moon and outer space.

Contents

PART: I A GOLDEN JUBILEE
Trends in the Space Age
New Ideas in an Ancient Land

PART II THE PULL OF GRAVITY
Lift-off Into Space
A Sound Beginning
Sources of Energy
Launching From Sriharikota

PART III ORBITS
The Geosynchronous Orbit
The Sunsynchronous Orbit

PART IV ON THE LEARNING CURVE
A Flop is a Flop
Learning from Failures

PART V PSLV: ISRO”S WORKHORSE ROCKET
Four Stages and an Anomaly
Continued Success

PART VI GSLV : MEETING THE CHALLENGES
The First Launch
A Perfect Launch
A Failure
The Cryogenic Challenge
Into the Re-entry Club
A Record of Seven Seconds

PART VII INSATS IN ORBIT
Studies and Experiments
The Rise and fall on INSAT-IA
The INSAT-2 Series : An Indigenous Effort
More INSATs into Perfect Orbit
Sensors and Controls
Master Control at Work
Keeping Pace with Innovations
Space Debris and Equity


PART VIII SERVICES FROM INSATs
A Preview of the Benefits
Direct-to –Home TV and Other Service
The Weather Watch
EDUSAT and Telemedicine: A Beginning
Satellite-aided Air Traffic


PART IX RESOURCE SATELLITES IN ORBIT
An Extraordinary Debut
A Series of Resource Satellites
Oceansat and Cartosat
Imaging Sensors

PART X WATCH ON RESOURCES
India Rediscovered
A Resource Database and GIS

PART XI EXPLORATION
Chandrayaan –I: India’s First Moon Mission
India’s First Astronomy Mission
Indians in Space

GLOSSARY

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