Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi

Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi is the pioneer of cryogenic rocket science in India. His contributions are reported behind the development of booster liquid stages of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and the uprating of VIKAS engine.

Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi is the pioneer of cryogenic rocket science in India. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Gandhi started his career by joining the Indian Space Research Organization in 1968 and held many positions such as Project Director and Programme Director at ISRO. His contributions are reported behind the development of booster liquid stages of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and the uprating of VIKAS engine.… Click here to read the complete article

Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Dr George Joseph

George has been the guiding force in the design and development of all the earth observation cameras on board Indian Remote Sensing Satellite and INSAT.

George Joseph started his research career in 1962 at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, where he was involved in the study of cosmic rays. Based on his research work at the Tata Institute he was awarded a PhD degree by the Bombay University. A novel detector system designed by him was flown on the first Indian satellite Aryabhata (satellite) to detect solar neutrons. 

In 1973, George was invited to join the Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad-one of the centers of the Indian Space Research Organisation, and initiated the development of remote sensing technology particularly sensors of various types.… Click here to read the complete article

S2 Indian Space History Memory Monologues – K R Sridhara Murthi

Sridhara Murthi was responsible for corporate level policies for technology transfer & promotion of industry cooperation. He guided over 200 Tech transfer projects from ISRO to the industry.

Sridhara Murthi was responsible for corporate level policies for technology transfer & promotion of industry cooperation. He guided over 200 Tech transfer projects from ISRO to the industry.

He served as Scientific Secretary who is responsible at ISRO’s Head Quarters for international cooperation, budget and human resources development, Space Policy and Public Outreach of Indian Space Programme. Reported to chairman, ISRO. Also served as Member-Secretary to ISRO Council, which is responsible for ISRO’s policy and program guidance.… Click here to read the complete article

S2 Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Dr V K Dadhwal

Dr V K Dadhwal is known for his contribution to the development of remote sensing applications in agriculture, including crop forecasting and irrigation management.

Dr V K Dadhwal is known for his contribution to the development of remote sensing applications in agriculture, including crop forecasting and irrigation management. Dadhwal also served as the Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad, Dean, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, a unit under Department of Space and Director of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

He was associated with major achievements at NRSC in the area of earth observation applications including National Geospatial Portal BHUVAN, National Database for Emergency Management (NDEM), National Information System for Climate and Environmental Studies (NICES), Space-based Inputs for Sustainable Development & Planning (SISDP), Water Resource Information System (WRIS), Disaster Management Support Program, etc and in satellite data, acquisition and processing including realization of IMGEOS and ground station at Antarctica.… Click here to read the complete article

S2 Indian Space History Memory Monologues – S Chandrashekar

Chandra spent more than 20 years working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). His work at ISRO covered all parts of the programme – satellite, rockets as well as the applications of space technology especially remote sensing.

Chandra spent more than 20 years working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). His work at ISRO covered all parts of the programme – satellite, rockets as well as the applications of space technology especially remote sensing. He was also involved with activities related to international co-operation and has represented and led Indian delegations to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.… Click here to read the complete article

S2 Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Dr V S Hegde

Dr. V.S. Hegde has made contributions to Aerial Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing & Satellite Communication Applications, Disaster Mitigation, Societal Applications, International Cooperation and Space Commerce.

Dr. V.S. Hegde, born in 1952, has a Post Graduate Degree in Applied Geology and Doctorate Degree in Environmental Science. He has been with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since 1975, contributing in the areas of Aerial Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing & Satellite Communication Applications, Disaster Mitigation, Societal Applications, International Cooperation and Space Commerce.

Previously, Hegde has held many key positions in ISRO, such as Scientific Secretary, ISRO; Director, Earth Observations System; Member-Secretary of Planning Committee on National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS); Programme Director, Disaster Management Support; Programme Coordinator, Village Resource Centres; Project Director, Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development.… Click here to read the complete article

Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Arup Dasgupta

Arup pioneered the introduction of Geomatics in ISRO and conducted advanced research and development in the convergence of Geomatics, Information Technology and Communications Technology in space applications.

Arup Dasgupta worked in the Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He began his career in the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE). Later he was involved in the management of applications programmes for several remote sensing satellites including Bhaskara and IRS as well as development of Image and Information Processing systems. He was responsible for research and development in applications using the convergence of communications and information technologies.

This is a project by Spaceport SARABHAI (S2) to capture anecdotes of people who have contributed to the development of India’s space program.
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Indian Space History Memory Monologues – Sudharshan P

Sudarshan, recruit of Prof Sarabhai in the 1970 talks about his experiences of indigenous development of 100 critical technologies by ISRO to realise space missions.

Sudarshan served in the atomic energy program between 1970-76 and then at ISRO between 1976-88. He was the Chairman of the Technology Transfer and Industry Cooperation committee at ISRO and helped directing ISRO’s budget & economic analysis.

This is a project by Spaceport SARABHAI (S2) to capture anecdotes of people who have contributed to the development of India’s space program. S2 is India’s 1st dedicated Space think tank that aspires to be global, collaborative, and inclusive.
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mach33.aero – India’s first public private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in spacetech

Harshan and Jacob talk about how they mach33.aero is building a PPP model to help startups to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in defence, aersopace and spacetech. 

mach33.aero is India’s first public private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in aviation. aerspace and spacetech CSIR – NAL and Social Alpha are collaborating to establish mach33.aero, a deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship promotion initiative focused on “lab to market” enablement of Aviation, Aerospace and Sapcetech Engineering innovations and its wide-ranging applications across diverse sectors like SpaceTech, Defense, Air Mobility, Agriculture, Climate Change, Natural Resources Management, Insurance and Weather Forecasting. The idea is to catalyse, incubate and accelerate start-ups and SMEs for Atmanirbhar Bharat in these sectors of national strategic importance.… Click here to read the complete article

Accelerating the growth of the geospatial industry to the world’s economy and society

Sanjay talks about his experience of working towards facilitating and accelerating the growth of the geospatial industry worldwide and raising awareness of the industry‘s value proposition and contribution to world’s economy and society.

 

Sanjay Kumar is the founder and CEO of Geospatial Media & Communications. He also lends his time and experience to many organizations helping them to further the cause of increasing the impact of geospatial technology and its applications at a global scale.

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