Udupi Ramachandra Rao, an Eminent space scientist, and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman had passed away in his home at Indira Nagar, Bengaluru. ISRO Public Relations Director Deviprasad Karnik told that,
“Rao breathed his last during the early hours, around 3 AM on Monday,”
Prof. Rao, aged 85, but active almost until his last days. ISRO source said that he had been to his office in the Department of Space’s Antariksh Bhavan about three weeks back.
Read also James Bond actor Roger Moore dead
He was the fourth Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) of celebrated scientists during its crucial formative years between 1984 and 1994.
ISRO credits for contributions to the development of indigenous satellite technology with the ASLV and the PSLV. And its extensive application to communications and indirect sensing of natural resources. He started the development of the medium powered GSLV rocket for two-tonne spacecraft in 1991.
It was during his time that India was denied the Russian cryogenic technology for the GSLV’s upper third stage.
Udupi Ramachandra Rao was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2017 and the Padma Shri in 1976 for his contribution to Indian space technology. Society of Satellite Professionals International drafted him into the Satellite Hall of Fame, Washington, in 2013.
Dr. Rao was born on March 10, 1932, in Adamaru area of Karnataka’s Udupi district. He is survived by his wife, a scientist, a son, and a daughter.
Udupi Ramachandra Rao has published over 350 scientific and technical papers reporting about cosmic rays, interplanetary physics, space applications, high energy astronomy, satellite, and rocket technology.
Who is Udupi Ramachandra Rao
- Indian Space scientist U R Rao was the former Isro chief in years between 1984-1994.
- He succeeded Satish Dhawan as Isro chief.
- He was assisting as chairman of governing council of Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad.
- He was chancellor of Indian Institute of Science and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram.
- He has won 10 international awards for his contribution to Indian space technology.
- He formed on a gamut of space missions which is from Aryabhatta to Mars Orbiter.
- In May 2016, International Astronautical Federation, or IAF was awarded Roa as ‘Hall of Fame.’ He is the first Indian to receive this award.
- He was awarded as Padma Vibhushan in January 2017.
- He is a beneficiary of D.Sc degree from over 25 universities.
- He was awarded on D.Sc by the University of Bologna, the oldest University in Europe.
Click here for Latest News
Coronavirus Live Updates India: State Wise Report
Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss) Wiki, Biography, Age, Videos, Images
Sameeksha Sud Age, Wiki, Biography, TikTok, Images & More
Kelly Orgeron Age, Wiki, Biography, Husband, Images & More
Mirzapur Season 2 Web Series (Amazon Prime) 2020 | Cast | Trailer | Release Date
Tejaswini Shekar Wiki, Biography, Age, Serials, Images
Vindhuja Vikraman Wiki, Biography, Age, Serials, Images
Lollu Sabha Show (2020) | Cast | Episodes | Promo | Timings
Savannah May Wiki, Biography, Age, TV Shows, Family, Images
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Images
RJ Saru Wiki, Biography, Age, Videos, Images
Tamilrockers Leaks Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem Full Movie Online to Download
Bigg Boss5 months ago
Bigg Boss Telugu Vote 2019 | Season 3 | Contestants List | Winners | Star Maa
Entertainment2 months ago
Super Singer Vote Junior Season 7 (2020) | Online Voting | Contestants | Results | Vijay TV
Bigg Boss5 days ago
Bigg Boss Tamil Vote Online Season 3 (2020) | Contestants | Eliminations | Winner
Bollywood5 months ago
Todaypk Movies Download 2019: Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil, Hollywood Movies HD Free Download
Entertainment8 months ago
Kurukshetra (2019) Full Kannada Movie Download Leaked Online by Tamilrockers & Movierulz
Entertainment4 months ago
Movierulz Movies Download HD 2020: New Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi Movies | Alternatives
Latest News4 months ago
Jio Rockers Movies Download 2020
Latest News2 months ago
Khatrimaza Movies HD Download 2020: KhatrimazaFull New Bollywood, Hollywood and South Movies