ISRO the way to the future – Don Bosco students view the exhibits
-David Daniel -9 A
On Wednesday, 18th Sep 2019, close to 100 students from Stds 8th and 9th attended the ISRO exhibition in S.I.E.S. School. It took us five minutes to reach S.I.E.S. from our school.
After the preliminaries at the registration centre we proceeded to the an audio visual room where we viewed videos on the launch of Chandrayaan 2 by the G.S.L.V (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) mark III. We were given other relevant information- its 4 stages viz. lift, orbit, transfer to the moon and landing, future of ISRO and the history of ISRO. We even learnt about Gaganyaan India’s first manned space mission.
We then proceeded to the school hall where the main exhibition was taking place. Here we saw some posters on India’s space history, models of some early satellites like Aryabhatta and A.P.P.L.E. and were shockingly shown carrying fully functioning satellites by bullock carts and cycles. As ISRO got older the launch vehicles have been, very slowly increasing in size. We saw models of the Chandrayaan 1, Chandrayaan 2 and Mangalyaan space missions. There was a demonstration on how the G.S.L.V. III powers itself and the types of fuels needed.
We moved on and explored the various remote sensing satellites that India has built and their innumerable uses. We came across a globe with small satellites that were orbiting it. We also saw 1:10 scale models of the EDUSAT and other important satellites. Our eyes caught sight of a football sized distress alert transmitter(D.A.T.) – a technology developws by ISRO to help respond to SOS alerts by communicating with satellites. Finally we saw some electronic components of a rocket such as printed circuit board(pcbs) and honeycomb cooling systems.
We returned to school much more knowledgeable and happy that we are indeed a part of a great nation that has made giant strides in the field of space and research.

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