Udupi Ramachandra Rao on Google

source – Google Doodle

Google on Wednesday celebrated the 89th birthday of Indian scientist and professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, recalled by many as”India’s Satellite Man.”


The doodle Comes with a sketch of Professor Rao using a history of the Planet and shooting stars. “Your leading technological progress continue to be felt throughout the galaxy,” Google wrote in its own description.


“Born in a remote village of Karnataka with this day in 1932, Prof Rao started his career as a cosmic-ray physicist and protege of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, a scientist widely considered the father of India’s space plan. After finishing his analysis, Prof Rao introduced his talents into the US, where he was employed as a professor and ran experiments on NASA’s Pioneer and Explorer distance probes,” the description on Google Doodle’s website reads.


On his return to India in 1966, Prof. Rao pioneered a comprehensive high-energy astronomy program in the Physical Research Laboratory, India’s premier association for distance sciences, prior to spearheading his nation’s satellite program from 1972.


Rao became the first Indian inducted in the Satellite Hall of Fame at 2013, the exact same year which PSLV launched India’s first interplanetary mission–“Mangalyaan”–a satellite which orbits Mars now. He expired in 2017

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