Facts about ISRO you didn't know

By MindStick

All of ISRO’s equipments have the three horizontal lines of ‘Vibhuti’ and ‘Kumkum’, similar to the one seen on Lord Shiva’s forehead.

Before every satellite launch, scientists visit Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala and offer prayers to Lord Manjunathaswamy.

ISRO’s Apple Satellite was carried on a bullock cart for an antenna-range test in 1981.

ISRO sent the Mars orbiter to the red planet in 2013, making India the first country to do so in its first attempt, that too in a small budget

Chandrayan – India’s first lunar mission launched in 2008, made India the 4th country to host its flag on the moon.

India’s Mars Orbiter mission of $74 million, was far cheaper than other comparable missions like NASA’s ‘Mars Mission Maven’ which cost $671 million.

ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix, which promote ISRO’s products, services and technologies, achieved a turnover of Rs. 18 billion in 2014–15

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