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Star Trek On A Shoestring - The ISRO story

By Chethan.Kumar@timesgroup.com | Jul 06, 2022

From humble beginnings, India's space programme, a story of vision, indigenisation, austerity and success, is now on the cusp of evolution. The next 10 years, pegged as a decade of space globally, is set to be cho-a-bloc with Indian milestones

On October 18, 2021, Isro performed a collision avoidance manoeuvre in a lunar orbit to prevent the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter from crashing into Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. That such a manoeuvre was required around the Moon — where the number of objects is very low unlike the hundreds in the Low Earth Orbit —surprised many. But it was a matter of pride for India that among the very few spacecraft there was one it had launched.

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