U.R. Rao

Satellite man

Print edition : August 18, 2017

Prof. U.R. RAO with a model of Aryabhata at his office in the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Receiving the Padma Vibhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee on March 30. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Prof. U.R. Rao (1932-2017) was the architect of Aryabhata, the first satellite that India built, and a key figure in ISRO’s rise to international recognition.
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