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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: India going big on space! Reply with quote

Four reasons India is going big on space
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40175268
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) dubbed the launch of their heaviest rocket yet - weighing 640 tonnes and carrying a 3,000kg satellite - a "historic day".
The rocket - equivalent in weight to five fully laden jumbo jets, or 200 fully grown elephants - was put into space using locally-developed technology; the launch had been planned for a decade.
India is often criticised for spending money on space projects when nearly a quarter of its population live below its official poverty limit.
So why is India so keen on space? BBC Tamil's Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran investigates.
It's cheap
India argues that the cost of the latest launch was not huge by international standards. It cost about $5m (6m). ( more)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot stand the airhead socialists in the Western World who keep criticizing India's space program. Have met and put in their places many such types.

How can one expect such clueless people to understand that space programs like those of India's actually bring in revenue to the country, which can be used to alleviate poverty?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purpose of large rocket technology is to upgrade Indias defense preparedness, make desi IRBMs more effective and space based technology more suitable for countries defense preparedness. There is no scope of poverty eradication with rocket technology.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sabya99 wrote:
There is no scope of poverty eradication with rocket technology.


You obviously have never met the fisherfolk of India who are making a killing with better satellite technologies.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-asia-space-race/space-fishing.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew that schools of tuna, sardine and cod are tracked down and fished out by satellites. But did not know desi fishermen using same techniques for their catch. If Blumberg report is correct ,it is a great achievement.
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