2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work

8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking
The Space Ceilings With Their Work
Vinay Devnath - 16th February 2017

Behind every successful man, there is a woman.

Let’s just tweak it a little bit.

“Behind every successful space mission in India, there are a thousand woman scientists.”

India has successfully launched satellites into space, put an orbiter around the Moon and Mars. That too with a
frugality even the developed nations admire.

But behind the scenes, away from the public eye, quiet, unassuming and positively brilliant women spearhead
many important missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation. These women have not only broken the
glass ceilings but have not even thought of the sky as their limit – quite literally.

They are passionate, strong and independent women of science that look like our neighborhood aunties, but pack
a scienti c punch that would impress the likes of Tony Stark and Elon Musk. Today, let’s take a look at the women
in ISRO.

1. Ritu Karidhal, mother of two worked on most weekends, brainstorming with ISRO engineers
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she now heads one of the most well-known missions of ISRO. Fact Source   http://www. After reading each and everything related to space science as a kid.storypick. She also wondered what lay in the dark side of the moon. she became the Deputy Operations Director of the Mars Orbiter Mission.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work As a kid. Ritu Karidhal used to wonder why the moon becomes bigger and smaller. Mrs. And decades later.com/isro­women­scientists/ 2/14 .

Today.com/isro­women­scientists/ 3/14 . Moumita Dutta – read about the Chandrayaan mission as a student.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work 2. She completed her M. she leads a team to make indigenious progress in optical sciences as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative. Tech in Applied Physics from the University of Kolkata.storypick. “THE ENTIRE MISSION HAS 20% OF WOMEN SCIENTISTS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE MARS MISSION” http://www. now works as a Project Manager for the Mars Mission She is the project manager for payloads for the Mars Mission.

com/isro­women­scientists/ 4/14 . Coming from a family of teachers and engineers. She works extremely hard. Nandini Harinath – her 构�rst job was at ISRO and 20 years later there is no looking back She became inspired to study science after she saw the Star Trek series.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work Fact Source   3. Today as a Deputy Director. http://www. she did not go home for days just before the launch. she was naturally drawn to science and technology. she feels proud to see the Mars Orbiter Mission on the new 2000 rupee notes.storypick. and despite having children.

com/isro­women­scientists/ 5/14 . Fact Source   4.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work That’s called commitment. and Mrs. http://www. That was when Neil Armstrong rst walked on the moon. she is the senior-most woman oᗾcer at ISRO She rst thought about becoming a space scientist when she was just 9 years old.storypick. Anuradha TK – As a Geosat Programme Director. Anuradha was hooked.

storypick.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work As the senior-most o cer. As a student. Today. You’re treated as an equal here.” Fact Source   5. the  RISAT-1 http://www. she loved the logical subjects as compared to the subjects in which she had to memorise everything. “Sometimes I say that I forget that I’m a woman here. she is the inspiration for every woman scientist working in ISRO. N Valarmathi – led the launch of India’s 构�rst indigenously developed the radar imaging satellite. she applies the same logical brain to head one of the most important departments in ISRO.com/isro­women­scientists/ 6/14 .

she has made her state of Tamil Nadu proud. At 52. She is the rst woman to head a mission that involves a remote sensing satellite. Fact Source   http://www.com/isro­women­scientists/ 7/14 .2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work She was the second woman after T K Anuradha to head a satellite mission at ISRO. Too cool.storypick.

A hardworking woman like that. Minal Sampath. she said goodbye to Sundays and even national holidays. For two years. ngers crossed! Fact Source http://www.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work 6. What’s next? She aims to become the rst woman director to head a national space agency. The sacri ce showed fruit when she was overjoyed with the success of the Mars Mission. worked 18 hours a day for the Mars Orbital Mission She led a team of 500 scientists as a systems engineer at ISRO.com/isro­women­scientists/ 8/14 .storypick.

it is from dusk to dawn. keeping satellites in their proper orbits Kriti Faujdar is a part of the team that monitors the satellites and the other missions continuously. Kriti Faujdar – computer scientist who works at the Master Control Facility.storypick.com/isro­women­scientists/ 9/14 . http://www. Her work shifts are erratic too. She is unfazed by this because she loves her job.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work   7. On some days she has a day shift and on some. She is the person that makes the corrections if something goes wrong.

Tessy Thomas – the missile woman of India who headed the Agni IV and Agni V mission Tessy Thomas technically works for the DRDO and not ISRO.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work She wants to pursue MTech in the future to be a better scientist for ISRO in the future.com/isro­women­scientists/ 10/14 .storypick. but she deserves to be on this list. Fact Source   8. http://www. We could not leave her out.

even sky is not a limit. But the fact is that thousands of women work hard for our premier space agency.storypick. Cover Image Source YOU MAY LIKE Sponsored Links  by Taboola     Why You Should Learn Leadership Management From This Jack Welch Course Jack Welch Management Institute That's How You Find Super Cheap Flights! Save70 Fusion Teahouses.000 women working for ISRO and the number is growing every day. It is easy to imagine ISRO completely comprised of women because all 7 heads have been men. Because of her achievements. For these women. Design Stores.2/16/2017 8 Hardworking ISRO Women Scientists Who Are Breaking The Space Ceilings With Their Work It is her hard work and dedication that has brought India close to becoming a member of the exclusive club of countries with ICBMs (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles). Fact Source Today. she is fondly called ‘Agniputri’ by the media. Craft Beer — Is This Asia's Hippest City? DiscoverHongKong.com/isro­women­scientists/ 11/14 . there are more than 16.com Beyoncé announces she's pregnant with twins Reuters TV http://www.

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