On this National science day, lets once again congratulate the women scientists who took India into space.
Ritu Karidhal Srivastava
She was a Deputy Operations Director to India’s Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan. She has been referred to as a “Rocket Woman” of India.
She was the Deputy Operations Director, Mars Orbiter Mission. Nandini is also the Mission system leader of NISAR which is a joint NASA-ISRO satellite.
Nandini Harinath and Ritu Karidhal handled mission operations at the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru, in addition to calculating the spacecraft’s trajectory to Mars and designing an autonomous software system to self-correct problems, respectively.
Anuradha TK, Geosat Programme Director at ISRO Satellite Centre.
She is the senior most female scientist at ISRO, having joined the space agency in 1982, and also the first woman to become a satellite project director at ISRO