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Twenty-Five Years of Indian Space Programme-An Evaluation

Space Programme An Evaluation Upendra Choudhury INDIA owes its progress in space research and technology to the foresight and vision of Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. The Indian Space Programme (ISP) began as a pan of the department of atomic energy in the 1950s when Bhabha as the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission foresaw that just as the atomic nuclei would be a source of energy and development, the space above would add a new dimension to man's endeavour for socio-economic development in future. This led to the establishment of the Indian National Committee for Space Research in August 1962, under the chairmanship of Vikram Sarabhai "to look after all aspects of space research in India". Thereafter, the Space Commission and the department of space were established in June 1972, marking the formal beginning of the ISP.

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