Today Google has dedicated its latest Doodle to Indian space scientist Udupi Ramchandra Rao. Rao had developed several rockets for India. He was known as Satellite Man of India. Rao was born on this day in the year 1932 in a village in Karnataka. He also received many honors through his hard work. Rao was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1976 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2017. He was inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame in Washington on 19 March 2013, with which he became the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Let us know that he has also worked as a professor in NASA’s Pioneer and Explorer Space Probes.
Today’s Google Doodle shows Rao holding a satellite in his hand and showing the Earth behind him. Let me tell you that in 1975, India’s first satellite ‘Aryabhata Satellite’ was launched under the supervision of Rao. Aryabhata is one of the 20 satellites that strengthened communications and weather services in rural India.
Several rocket technologies such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) were also developed by Udupi Ramchandra Rao. More than 250 rockets have been launched with the help of PSLV. Along with India, Google is also celebrating the birthday of Udupi Ramchandra Rao, who brought India to the heights of space technology.
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