Space scientist UR Rao to be conferred

Posted on:14 May 2016 17:54:18
Space scientist UR Rao to be conferred
14 May 2016 Current Affairs: Eminent space scientist Prof U R Rao will be honoured by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) with the 2016 'IAF Hall of Fame Award" for his outstanding contribution to the progress of astronautics. 

The IAF award is intended to reward personalities for their contributions to the progress of astronautics and the Federation. 

A former chairman of ISRO, under Rao's leadership, starting with the first Indian satellite 'Aryabhata' in 1975, more than 18 satellites including Bhaskara, APPLE, Rohini, INSAT-1 and INSAT-2, among others were designed and launched.

In 2013, he became the first Indian inductee to the Satellite Hall of Fame, Washington. In 2005, he also received the Theodore Von Karman Award, which is the highest Award of the International Academy of Astronautics.

The IAF Hall of Fame consists of a permanent gallery of these personalities, including a citation, biographical information and a picture, in a special part of the IAF web presence. 

his year's 67th International Astronautical Congress will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico during September 26-30, 2016. Prof Rao will receive the 'IAF Hall of Fame' Award and a certificate, during the closing ceremony on September 30, according to an ISRO release. 

International Astronautical Federation : The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is an international space advocacy organisation based in Paris, and founded in 1951 as a non-governmental organization to establish a dialogue between scientists around the world and to lay the information for international space cooperation. It has over 300 members from 66 countries across the world. They are drawn from space agencies, companies, universities, professional associations, government organizations and learned societies. It is linked with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) with whom the IAF organises the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC).

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