Prof U R Rao
Prof U R Rao

Prof U R Rao to be inducted into Satellite Hall of Fame, Washington

NetIndian News Network

Bangalore, January 19, 2013

Prof U R Rao, former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and  Secretary, Department of Space, will be honoured by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) by inducting him as a member of the prestigious “Satellite Hall of Fame”, Washington.  

Since 1987, the SSPI Hall of Fame has been recognising the invaluable contribution of the visionaries who have transformed life on planet earth for the better through satellite
technology, a press release from ISRO said.
Members of the Hall of Fame are recognised pioneers in communications, satellite related aerospace scientific research or development and delivery of applications for business, institutions and government via satellite.
As a honoured member of Hall of Fame, Prof  Rao joins over 40 personalities such as Sir Arthur C Clarke, Dr James Van Allen, Dr William Pritchard,  Dr Harold Rosen, Dr Fredric d’Allest,   Dr Takayashi Yoshida,  Dr Peter Jackson and Dr Olof Lundberg.
The induction of Prof Rao into the Satellite Hall of Fame is scheduled to take place on March 19, 2013 at a function to be held in Washington, D.C.

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