Udupi Ramachandra Rao dies: ISRO visionary's contribution to Aryabhata satellite propelled nation's research into new orbit
On Monday, India lost one of its key space scientists, former ISRO chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao. He was 85 when he breathed his last at his Bengaluru residence.
The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) on Tuesday said renowned space scientist U.R. Rao had been inducted into its Hall of Fame for his contribution to development of India's space technology.
The first prototype of a Mars explorer robot designed in Mexico by a team of 10 university students has gained the recognition of NASA and the International Astronautical Federation.
Eminent space scientist and professor UR Rao will be honoured with the 2016 'IAF Hall of Fame Award" by the International Astronautical Federation