English_Master December 9, 2015 No Comments
SPACE AGE ENTRY Within a space of three decades since independence India has made great progress in science and technology, thanks to the foundations laid by scientists like Homi Bhaba with the enlightened support of Pt. Jawahar Lai Nehru. India launched its first rocket on November, 28, 1963 from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Site. In 1968 this site was formally dedicated to the United Nations Organization (UNO), when India repeated its policy of peaceful use of space research. India has been associated with several countries like the U.S.A., Soviet Russia, France, West Germany, Great Britain and Japan in many joint ventures. More than 600 sounding rockets, foreign and Indian, have been launched during the last two decades or more from the Thumba Launching Site for collecting meteorological studies. Even now as part of the programme called Monasc-77, four Russian and two Indian ships are stationed in the Indian Ocean to carry out joint studies relating to weather conditions (meteorology) and oceanography, sea currents and the extent of salt in sea, sea water and temperature at different  levels, etc. The first global experiment was started in 1979. Several nations participated in this experiment using five satellites looking towards the region near the Equator to study the monsoon over India-how...
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