Story of India’s 1st Space Launch

In the early 1970’s, India started it’s first space program with the intent to launch India’s first satellite into space, called SLV-3. Their goal was launch a satellite into orbit by 1980.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was appointed as the project director, and by late 1979 they had everything ready and were a go for launch. At four minutes to launch, the computer went through a checklist of items and put the…