India zooms into space.
This is an extremely important news for all of us. That’s why Dr. V R Gowariker, Director, VSSC wrote in Science Today ( 1980 August ).
From almost toy rocketry (1969) to Satellite launching (July 18, 1980 ) took just about 10 years.
With reference to the SLV-3 launching ( on 18 July, 1980), he wrote :
“ Experience gained from SLV-3 has given us confidence that we will be able to build launch vehicles of 300 to 400 ton class , using both solid and liquid systems. We have probably all the rudiments to build such vehicles in this decade itself. “