Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://blogs.seds.org/pradeep. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on February 08, 2007 as per the timestamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.
I attended the Korolev centenary celebrations yesterday. Started of like all Indian events do – with the lighting of the lamp. There was a photo exhibition that we walked through. Lot of cool pics – the early control rooms that the Soviet’s useds, their rockets, their launch pads and ofcourse, Korolev himself.
A couple of lectures later, we had some Indian twist in the form of screening the SRE mission. I didn’t post about the SRE here.
It happened on 22nd January, 2007. India tested its indigenously developed re-entry technology along with the launch of 4 satellites on board the PSLV-C7. SRE stands for Space Vehicle Re-entry Experiment. You’ll find a good deal more in the ISRO website.
Well, the Korolev evening ended with Cocktails. Since, I don’t drink, I settled for a Coke. Well, had a good time.